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Twenty-fourteen was not the best year for movies. By no means is that to say there weren’t some truly great ones, but there was more than the usual number of mediocre or simply good movies, and fewer masterpieces than in the past few years.
That having been said, while there may not have been as large an abundance, there were still 25 films that stood above all the rest. Comedy, sci-fi, drama, animation, romance, suspense, documentary, horror, and action make up these, the very best movies of the year. Continue reading
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(Rest assured, ye wary of spoilers, there will be no specific spoilers in this review, shy of vague and ambiguous comments about the effect the final leg of the movie has on the whole.)
Interstellar is bound to draw comparisons to other movies, be they to Gravity, Sunshine, or Matthew McConaughey’s own Contact. Oddly enough, though, the movie it might remind you most of is Signs. And a good barometer for how you’ll feel about Christopher Nolan’s latest cinematic spectacle may well depend on how willing you were to accept the third-act developments in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 thriller.
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In less than 20 years, Christopher Nolan has become one of the most important directors working today, dreaming visions larger than most directors’ canvases could contain, yet remaining steadfast in his dedication to traditional filmmaking, being vocally analog in an increasingly digital world.
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This year’s Academy Awards may be over, but with Oscar-contender The Grand Budapest Hotel hitting theatres tomorrow, it’s never too early to look ahead to next year’s race. Here are some of the early contenders, based on previous nominations and early buzz.