Friday 3 July 2020

Ace Black's List: The 10 Best Movies Of 2014

More than 80 movies from 2014 have been reviewed on the Ace Black Movie Blog. Here are the 10 Best:

Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Starring Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Melissa Benoist.
Talent, training, motivation, ambition, determination and bullying in the drumming world, shining the spotlight on what it takes to succeed, and at what cost. Full review.

Directed by Doug Liman.
Starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton.
Engrossing science fiction military action with every death a frustrating opportunity for progress within an existential battlefield time loop premise. Full review.

Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin.
Starring Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, and Billy Connolly.
Familial comedy and drama collide in an exploration of divorce, life, death and tolerance through a hilariously warped lens. Full review.

Directed by Brin Hill.
Starring Michael Stahl-David, Zoe Kazan, and Mark Feuerstein.
A uniquely quirky and innovative romantic fantasy where connections of the heart are strained by mental illness and loneliness. Full review.

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam.
Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.
An intense, character-rich and gracefully slow-burning crime drama, filled with gangland twists. Full review.

Directed by Bennett Miller.
Starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo.
A quietly powerful and somber drama about wrestling and egomania, and the dangers lurking within faulty human connections. Full review.

Directed by David Ayer.
Starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, and Logan Lerman.
A stunningly gritty look at men in cramped surroundings fighting through the final days of World War Two in a conflict that simply refuses to end quietly. Full review.

Directed by Clint Eastwood.
Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and Kyle Gallner.
The far-reaching damage caused by war at the most personal level is explored through the brutally tense experiences of an ace sniper deployed to Iraq. Full review.

Directed by Dan Gilroy.
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, and Bill Paxton.
The despicable underbelly of gutter journalism is the milieu for a striking drama tracking a perverse pursuit of riches. Full review.

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
A semi-surreal portrayal of an actor's struggle to redeem his reputation in the constant crisis of the theatre world, where the greatest impediments lie within. Full review.

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