Thursday, December 4, 2014


Peter Travers' 10 Best Films of 2014

Thanks to Jordan for supplying Peter Travers’ Top Ten List. Travers has an uncanny knack for picking films that end up in the Oscar race for Best Picture.  With the exception of one time since 1999, he has always included the winner in his top ten. And much of the time, multiple titles on his list get in.

Top 10 Films of 2014
01. Boyhood
02. Birdman
03. Foxcatcher
04. Selma
05. Gone Girl
06. Whiplash
07. Grand Budapest Hotel
08. Unbroken
09. Under the Skin

Travers Top Ten in the past few years:
1. 12 Years A Slave
2. Gravity
3. The Wolf of Wall Street
4. Before Midnight
5. Her
6. American Hustle
7. Captain Phillips
8. Nebraska
9. Blue Jasmine
10. Inside Llewyn Davis

10. The Dark Knight Rises
9. Moonrise Kingdom
8. Life of Pi
7. Les Miserables
6. Silver Linings Playbook
5. Argo
4. Lincoln
3. Beasts of the Southern Wild
2. Zero Dark Thirty
1. The Master

1. Drive (“too bloody, too creative, too ambitious and too polarizing to comfort audiences”)
2. The Artist (“style to burn and unexpected soul”)
3. The Descendants (“orchestrated without a false note”)
4. Moneyball (show us “how to find value in what others miss.”
5. Midnight in Paris (“Woody’s love letter to the City of Light”)
6. Hugo (“An irresistible bedtime story for movie lovers”)
7. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (“the acting artistry of Gary Oldman”)
8. Margin Call (“blue-chip acting as Wall Street gets it in the teeth”)
9. The Tree of Life (Malick’s “one-of-a-kind film strives even when it falls short”)
10. War Horse, The Help, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

  1. The Social Network
  2. Inception
  3. The King’s Speech
  4. True Grit
  5. The Kids Are All Right
  6. 127 Hours
  7. Black Swan
  8. The Fighter
  9. Winter’s Bone
  10. Toy Story 3

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