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R Emily Blunt, | | He’ll try anything to make a buck and certainly has, but when his attempt as a freelance video stringer starts yielding real results, what follows is a bleak portrait of achieving the American Dream through the most nightmarish of means. Blue Ruin A grimy, sweat-stained revenge drama, Blue Ruin lays out its premise in an impressively … Stars: A group of intergalactic criminals must pull together to stop a fanatical warrior with plans to purge the universe. Scarlett Johansson, 165 min This list is as of the date this entry was posted and has probably changed if you are reading this much later. 66,173 | $5.74M, R Gary Oldman, The 20 best films of 2014 The best films of the year – the overground, the underground, the widely released and the still emerging, from oldtimers and first-timers – as chosen by 112 of our international contributors and colleagues. | With a spring release that was rewarded with deserved critical and financial success, it felt for the better part of 2014 that everyone was talking about ‘Grand Budapest.’ And for good reason: it’s funny as hell, with an against-type turn by Ralph Fiennes as a dandy, possibly bisexual and ultimately heroic hotel manager that’s award-worthy without being obvious. So often, when dealing with alien lifeforms in film, we ascribe to them conventional human morality — they are good or bad, vengeful or merciful, evil or pure. | Top 20 Science Fiction Movies of the 2000s. Director: $257.76M, PG-13 Played with gaunt-faced, all-grins commitment by Jake Gyllenhaal, Louis Bloom is Patrick Bateman raised on a diet of Horatio Alger stories and recently gorged on self-help business strategy books. $59.10M, Fans of Wes Anderson will not be disappointed, PG-13 [Read our review]. 125 min YouTube. | 1. “A Most Violent Year” is about the ways in which the American Dream can become corrupted and how its pursuit can ruin lives, and is one of the year’s most gripping and, thanks to Bradford Young‘s wintery widescreen photography, most gorgeous movies. Top 10 Bollywood Movies in 2014 by Box Office Collection. Movies Quiz / Top 20 Blockbuster Movies Of 2014 Random Movies Quiz Can you name the Top 20 Blockbuster Movies Of 2014. by clovis15 Plays Quiz not verified by Sporcle . Jessica Chastain, 655,782 | Keanu Reeves, 93,758 Readers’ Poll: The 25 Best Cult Movies of All Time Midnight and dorm room favorites from ‘Eraserhead’ to ‘The Evil Dead’ 1,034,433 R Directors: Bill Paxton, Which is probably the best recommendation of all. Each one of the director’s movies has had a titanic performance at its center, but here he’s got three: Ruffalo is as reliably great as ever, yet still capable of surprising; Tatum a revelation even by the standard to which he’s stretched his wings in the last few years; and Carell reaches a heart of darkness that surely few ever thought he’d be capable of. | Gross: | But thank God that it did: it might be set twenty years ago, but it’s a vital film for America in 2014, and beyond. And yes, it’s an “important” film, but one of such intelligence, craft, dignity and empathy, that any cynicism you may have about its motivations will quickly disappear. | Gross: 102 min Oscar Isaac leads the film, playing an immigrant who is running a heating oil business that is being attacked on all sides, coming under scrutiny from a federal investigator (“Selma” star David Oyelowo) and being targeted for a series of heists (rendered as thrillingly suspenseful set pieces). | Gross: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' 6 Don’t see your own favorite here? | | Tom Wilkinson, Votes: Posted on October 14, 2014 January 11, 2015 by Emilio Santoni. As a filmmaker, Linklater has an innate ability to target something both specific and universal, and “Boyhood,” in the subtlety of its filmmaking and the grandness of its ideas, is his ultimate achievement to date. The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. | | Past that, there was also support for Denis Villeneuve‘s unnerving “Enemy,” Richard Ayoade‘s similarly doppelganger-themed “The Double,” and the Dardennes’ bruising “Two Days One Night,” while high placings in an individual list from two Playlist contributors saw “The Raid 2” and “John Wick” come near the top 25. $208.55M. Inspired by a blue-collar working man who went on a bulldozer rampage in a small town in Colorado in 2004, Zvyagintsev had the desire to direct a story of a man in a desperate struggle with his government, slowly losing everything he holds dear. With no obvious breakout Oscar winners (a la 12 Years a Slave) or billion-dollar box office smashes (like The Avengers), it’s … | Gross: 48,507 Stars: From the ridiculous to the sublime, as part of our ongoing year-end coverage, we recently looked at the worst films of the year, but we wouldn’t want to rest on a negative note for too long, so there was only one way to go from there: to The Playlist’s Official 20 Best Motion Pictures of 2014. | | Linklater has always been obsessed with time; you can see it in his “Before…” trilogy and in his exercises in period filmmaking (“The Newton Boys,” “Me and Orson Welles,” “Dazed and Confused“). [Read our review]. Michael Nyqvist, Director: The 18 Best Philosophical Movies of All Time. A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. For once, it’s the man in peril, instead of the woman, for once it’s the female who acts with agency (sociopathic agency but we’ll take what we can get) and honestly, it’s refreshing, all spiced up with a little media satire too. Almost plotless, but never aimless, Jim Jarmusch’s take on the vampire genre is exactly what you’d expect from the director at his best: full of mood, dry wit and solid performances in cities as diverse as Detroit and Tangier. Blockbuster “Edge Of Tomorrow” also figured in, as did James Brown biopic “Get On Up,” Iranian vampire pic “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” acerbic race-relations comedy “Dear White People,” Brendan Gleeson showcase “Calvary,” ’80s throwback actioner “The Guest,” environmental doc “Virunga,” Errol Morris‘ “The Unknown Known,” and stripped-down crime picture “Cold In July.”. The story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s pivotal civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama — a pilgrimage that led to the landmark passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act — “Selma” is deeply moving. 333,529 | 'Transformers' is the only film to pass $1 billion, while 'Guardians' and 'Maleficent' round out the top three Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! [Read our review]. It’s amazing what filmmaker Ava Du Vernay has accomplished over such a short filmography — you’d never guess that “Selma” is only her third feature-length drama. Noah Taylor, | “Mommy,” much like Steve, is wild, reckless and flawed, but like Diane, that’s why we love it to death. Going in to “Guardians of the Galaxy,” we, like most other commentators, weren’t sure quite what to expect. $0.07M, An underseen but engaging Sci-Fi with an interesting narrative, R “There are more things in heaven and earth,” as Hamlet says to Horatio, “than are dreamed of in your philosophy.” And Jonathan Glazer’s bewitching “Under the Skin” may be the best expression ever of a film told from the point of view of one of those things. 'Selma' 3 | 97 min Sam Parsonson, See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). 150 min Oka Antara, Votes: This is almost beyond soap opera, an all-levels-to-ten tribute to the heart-breaking ferocity of the mother-son bond marked by three stunning performances. 2013 and 2014 have seen plenty of scary movies… | 93 min | 20 Great Films About Loneliness That Are Worth Your Time. "20 Feet from Stardom" The unsung heroes behind some of pop music's biggest hits finally get their time to shine in this heartbreaking-yet … The Playlist Staff. | 530,536 Granted, the Marvel hype machine was running at full steam, but this adaptation of one of the comic book giant’s lesser-known titles seemed like a gamble. Gone Girl (2014) Stars: A single mother and her child fall into a deep well of paranoia when an eerie children's book titled "Mister Babadook" manifests in their home. $2.63M. Movies The Top 10 Movies of 2014 Slate’s movie critic on the monsters, the mothers, and the minifigs of the year in film. Yayan Ruhian, It’s that push-pull of the beyond-our-ken and the banal that makes “Under the Skin” such a singular film (a man is bringing an alien home, but he still checks the eggs before buying them) and an example of laser-focused directorial confidence and intent, albeit loosely based on Michael Faber’s novel. R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama Alexander and the Terrible,…. Ever since Cannes, we’ve been joining hands with fellow critics and singing the praises of Andrei Zvyagintsev’s unforgettable, deeply affecting, impossibly sophisticated “Leviathan.” In a year that has the word “epic” bandied about the playground like it ain’t no thing, in many ways it feels like it should be sheltered and reserved to describe the enchantment Zvyagintsev and his crew of exemplary professionals have managed to conjure up here. Patricia Arquette, | Gross: Meanwhile, reclusive Adam makes music that inspires obsessive listeners, while refusing to bow to the latest technology or trends. Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi. So today, let's flip back through our calendar and look at the top twenty highest-grossing horror films from the past two years. He’s eager to climb the ladder, but in yet another terrifically nuanced turn by Gyllenhaal, aided by Gilroy’s layered script, we see shades of Bloom’s damaged past, one that perhaps found him abused, alone, unwanted. Director: ‘Vol. J.C. Chandor is proving himself to be one of the slipperiest filmmaking chameleons, ping-ponging from a financial world thriller (“Margin Call“) to a robustly existential outdoor adventure (“All Is Lost“) to “A Most Violent Year,” possibly his deepest and most accomplished film to date, a period drama set in 1981 that speaks endlessly to the world around us today. Phil Lord In any other hands, “Mommy” wouldn’t work. Here is the complete list . Johannes Kuhnke, And sure enough, coming hot off the heels of “The Master,” his divisive post-WWII drama, he takes yet another left turn for ‘Vice,’ a 2 ½ hour broadly comic and profoundly melancholy experience that’s unlike anything else Anderson has made but could only have been made by him. On the road to becoming the most significant filmmaker of the last 20 years, Paul Thomas Anderson transformed from a Scorsesian chronicler of debauched L.A. life into a … Drama. After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him. And that’s okay. Bogeymen, carnal encounters and alien invasions – we explore the darkest corners of this year's leftfield cinema releases. Director: It’s undeniably goofy at times, even cheesy in its tipsy balance of grand/intimate, but it’s also so earnest and made with such artful craftsmanship that its power, for many of the rest of us, is undeniable. Carmen Ejogo, Director: Joaquin Phoenix, | But the film exhibits a different, new layer: camp, of all things. Honestly one of the best action films I've ever seen and an improvement from The Raid: Redemption. At least at the outset, because as the film unfolds, the terrible perfection of her alien design (she is like an elaborate lure, cast by the man on the motorcycle, perhaps) is gradually compromised by the distant stirrings of a kind of humanity: pity, appetite, vanity, gratitude, fear. 55,685 113 min | 130 min Willem Dafoe, Votes: Sarah Snook, Crime, Thriller. R And it’s starkly beautiful to look at and to listen to, eschewing revelations and plot twists to deliver its deceptively simple story through mood, tone and atmosphere. Boyhood (2014) 97% #1. The 20 best films of 2014 The best films of the year – the overground, the underground, the widely released and the still emerging, from oldtimers and first-timers – as chosen by 112 of our international contributors and colleagues. | Gross: 'Unbroken' 7 Vin Diesel, Here’s the list of 2014’s top 20 pirated movies and the number of downloads, as published by Variety. 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