I wanted to try and get all of these reviewed. Alas, not all of us have the time we need or want. As time goes on, I will review every last one of these titles. These are my favourite films from 2014. I’ve gone by release date, and not filming, you’ll notice – some are billed to be 2013, but didn’t make it into Canada until last year some time. They’re in no particular order, I numbered them only for organizational purposes.

Without further ado – the best of 2014. Stay tuned for full reviews on the remaining few titles!

20. Nothing Bad Can Happen
A full review here.

19. Borgman
18. The Guest
A full review here.

17. The Grand Budapest Hotel
16. Proxy
A full review here.

15. Starred Up
A full review here.

14. Almost Human
A full review here.

13. Cold in July
A full review here.

12. Blue Ruin
A full review here.

11. The Babadook
A full review here.

10. V/HS: Viral
My unpopular view & review here.

9. Enemy
My spoiler-filled review & subjective analysis of the film, here.

8. Cheap Thrills
A full review here.

7. Nightcrawler
A full review here.

6. Starry Eyes
A full review here.

5. Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher still 1 (2014)
A full review, here.

4. Stranger by the Lake
A full review here.

3. Interstellar
A full review, here.

2. Nymphomaniac [Part I & II]
1. White Bird in a Blizzard


I'm a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) graduate and a Master's student with a concentration in early modern literature and print culture. Although I've studied everything from Medieval literature onward, also spending an extensive time studying post-modern critical theory; I have a large interest in both Marshall McLuhan and Jean Baudrillard. I completed my Honours thesis on John Milton's Paradise Lost + the communal aspects of its conception, writing, and its later printing/publication. This thesis will serve as the basis for a book about Milton's authorship and his influence on pop culture (that continues to this day). My Master's program involves a Creative Thesis, which will be a full-length, semi-autobiographical novel. Author Lisa Moore is supervising the writing of this thesis. I'm already looking towards doing a dissertation for a PhD in 2019, focusing on early modern print culture in Europe and the constructions of gender identities. - I'm a film writer, author, and a freelance editor. My short stories have been printed in Canada and the U.S. I edited Newfoundland author Earl B. Pilgrim's latest novel The Adventures of Ernest Doane Volume I. Aside from that I have a short screenplay titled "New Woman" that went into post-production during early 2018. I was part of a pilot episode for "The Ship" on CBC; I told a non-fiction story of mine about my own addiction/alcoholism live for an audience with nine other storytellers. - Meanwhile, I'm writing more screenplays, working on editing a couple novels I've finished, and running this website/writing all of its content. I used to write for Film Inquiry frequently during 2016-17. I'm currently contributing to a new website launching in May 2018, Scriptophobic; my column is titled Serial Killer Celluloid. Contact me at u39cjhn@mun.ca or hit me up on Twitter (@fathergore) if you want to chat, collaborate, or have any questions for me. I'm also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fathersonholygore. Cheers!

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