SPECIAL: The Best Movies of 2014

Photo: Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures

Photo: Open Road Films/Elevation Pictures

Chris Luckett

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

REVIEW: Nightcrawler

Photo: Elevation Pictures

Photo: Elevation Pictures

Chris Luckett

For the past decade, Jake Gyllenhaal has delivered remarkably good performances in numerous movies, approaching greatness with an increased frequency and consistency in just the last few years. In Source Code, End of Watch, and last year’s Prisoners, Gyllenhaal seemed always on the cusp of becoming recognized for the undervalued talent he’s become, but he’s never quite broken through with critics and awards, always being overshadowed by a script, a director, or a co-star. Come the end-of-year lists and awards ceremonies in a few months, Nightcrawler could very well change all that.

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