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Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Movies of 2014

In lieu of the Oscars, here are my own categories (and winners) for 2014 films.

Best Drama:

Best Sci-Fi:
Under The Skin

Best Horror:
The Babadook
Runner Up:
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Best Comedy:
Runner Up:
What We Do In The Shadows

Best Action:
Edge Of Tomorrow

Best Children's Movie:

Best Director:
Richard Linklater (Boyhood);
Runners Up:
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
Jonathan Glazer (Under The Skin)
Jennifer Kent (The Babadook)

Best Actress:
Essie Davis (The Babadook);
Runner Up:
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Best Actor:
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
Runners Up:
David Oyelowo (Selma)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
Laura Dern (Wild);
Runner Up:
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)
Runner Up:
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

Best Cinematography:
Mikhail Krichman (Leviathan)
Runner Up:
Robert Yeoman (Grand Budapest Hotel)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Jonathan Glazer & Walter Campbell (Under The Skin)
Runner Up:
Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan (Frank)

Best Screenplay:
Andrey Zvyagintsev & Oleg Negin (Leviathan)

Most Overrated Movie:
The Imitation Game;
Runners Up:
Captain America: Winter Soldier
Gone Girl

Most Underrated Movie:
The Amazing-Spider Man 2

Biggest Disaster/Disappointment:

Movies I still want to see:
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Song of the Sea
Two Days, One Night
Two Faces of January
Mr. Turner
Winter Sleep
and all of the Oscar-nominated documentaries