Call me crazy, but I think A Most Violent Year is the most underrated movie of 2014. That may sound absurd, given that it’s one of the most talked-about titles right now for Oscar buzz, has already received many nominations for Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and more and was named best fllm of the year by the National Board of Review. But it has… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's the Most Underrated Movie of the Year?
Biopics are technically movies that depict full lives of famous people. We allow the term and genre to be loose these days, because we’re typically more interested in parts of those lives rather than the whole span from birth to death. Not every potential real-life movie subject deserves or requires such scope. So, not every biopic has to play out like Boyhood with… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Biopic?
Is it possible to see every horror film released in a given year? Aren’t there just thousands of them, of all budgets (or no budget) and with all kinds of distribution (or no distribution), making it difficult to be a total authority on the whole genre? And horror has so many subgenres — slasher, splatter, supernatural, psychological, sci-fi and of course comedy, to… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Horror Movie?
Action movies are an important part of cinema. Not only are they often the highest grossing release of any given year — such as 2014 domestic champs Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier — but they’re also recognized honorably by film critics. Specifically, the Broadcast Film Critics Association gives one of its annual Critics’ Choice awards to… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Action Movie?
Comedies often get overlooked at the end of the year. The Oscars rarely recognize them. Critics go for more serious picks for their top 10s. But we all know that the movies that made us laugh in 2014 are among the most honorable. Especially in a year when we’ve had so many grave matters to be concerned with, from Ebola to ISIS to… Continue reading The Best of 2014: What's Your Favorite Comedy Movie?