In case you haven't heard, American Sniper made all of the money ever at the box office and maybe singlehandedly saved Hollywood.
Jennifer Aniston's against-type portrayal of a woman who Wikipedia tells me "has become embittered with her life after surviving a car accident, which killed her child and left her in chronic pain" netted her a Golden Globe nomination and significant Oscar buzz. Also starring Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy, you know it's going to be great acting all around.
Critically acclaimed documentary about design power-couple Lello and Massimo Vignelli.
Yup. Fifty Shades of Grey.
Alex Ross Perry's arthouse hit Listen Up Philip scored recognition on 17 of Metacritic's indexed Ten Best Films of 2014 lists. Listen Up features a strong ensemble cast headed by Jason Schwartzman as a not-entirely-coincidentally Philip Roth-like literary figure and Elizabeth Moss as his girlfriend.
By all accounts, Paddington is one of those kids movies that adults can sit through without feeling oppressed.
The Babadook garnered universal praise, with many critics falling all over themselves to heap superlatives on the independent Australian psychological thriller and director Jennifer Kent. Not bad for her first feature. The Star Tribune's Colin Covert put it nicely, "The Babadook is urgent, uncanny and entirely disturbing, a dream within a dream within a nightmare. It is the best English language supernatural film of this new century." Recommended especially for those people who like their horror movies as well written and acted as they are scary. BABADOOOOOOOOK!
If you're going to leave Downton Abbey to star in low-budget off-Hollywood thrillers, they'd better be good ones. So far, so good, Dan Stevens.
So now you, too, can stand up for Seth Rogen's right to make critically panned comedies with his friends. And for Sony's right to make money selling them to people.
One of 2014's most acclaimed documentaries, The Overnighters follows several characters and explores issues around the North Dakota oil boom.