Instead of having to wait for the international award season in early 2015 to consolidate the best flicks of 2014, I’ve decided to compile a list of the films reviewed on Graffiti with Punctuation, that have appeared within the calendar year that have received a [rating=5] rating. We’ll most definitely continue to add to this prestigious list as we dive headlong into the awards season, or as new reviews for the below films are published. However, in no particular order, are the films this year that deserve celebration and adoration.
Aberdeen (Pang Ho-Cheung – 2014): reviewed by Kwenton Bellette
Boyhood (Richard Linklater – 2014): reviewed by Blake Howard
Her (Spike Jonze – 2013): reviewed by Cameron Williams
Ida (Pawel Pawlikowski – 2014): reviewed by Kwenton Bellette
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel and Ethan Coen – 2013): reviewed by Cameron Williams
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson – 2014): reviewed by Blake Howard
The Square (Jehane Noujaim – 2013): reviewed by Cameron Williams
Tim’s Vermeer (Teller – 2013): reviewed by Cameron Williams
Under The Skin (Jonathon Glazer – 2014): reviewed by Nicholas Brodie
What We Do in the Shadows (Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement – 2014): reviewed by Cameron Williams
Wolf Creek 2 (Greg McLean – 2014): reviewed by Blake Howard
Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy – 2014): reviewed by Maria Lewis
Now there are several films that have touched (not in that way you creep) our critical collective and received multiple [rating=5] ratings. These are quite simply the ‘must sees’ for 2014.
Nebraska (Alexander Payne – 2013): reviewed by Cameron Williams & Blake Howard
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch – 2013): reviewed by Blake Howard & Nicholas Brodie
The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese – 2013): reviewed by Andrew Buckle & Blake Howard
MOMMY (Xavier Dolan – 2014): reviewed by Blake Howard & Andrew Buckle
What have we missed? Are there any you disagree with? Please let us know in the comments.
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