Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014: a year in film.

top US theatrical (narrative) film releases that I saw in 2014

Stranger by the Lake [L'inconnu du lac] (Alain Guiraudie, 2013 | France | Strand Releasing)

Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013 | UK/USA/Switzerland | A24)

Inherent Vice (Paul Thomas Anderson | USA | Warner Bros.)

Goodbye to Language 3D [Adieu au langage] (Jean-Luc Godard | Switzerland/France | Kino Lorber)

Frank (Lenny Abrahamson | UK/Ireland/USA | Magnolia Pictures)

A Field in England (Ben Wheatley, 2013 | UK | Drafthouse Films)

Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre | USA | A24)

Force Majeure [Turist] (Ruben Östlund | Sweden/France/Norway | Magnolia Pictures)

Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy | USA | Open Road Films)

Gloria (Sebastián Lelio, 2013 | Chile/Spain | Roadside Attractions)

top US theatrical (documentary) film releases that I saw in 2014

Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich, 2013 | USA/France | Sony Pictures Classics)

Nas: Time Is Illmatic (One9 | USA | Tribeca Film)

Björk: Biophilia Live (Nick Fenton & Peter Strickland | UK | Cinema Purgatorio)

Keep On Keepin' On (Alan Hicks | USA | RADiUS-TWC)

Best Director

Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake
Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin*
Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Ben Wheatley, A Field in England
Jean-Luc Godard, Goodbye to Language 3D

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler*
Pierre Deladonchamps, Stranger by the Lake
Michael Fassbender, Frank
Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins
Johannes Kuhnke, Force Majeure

HMs: Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Mark Duplass, The One I Love

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin*
Paulina García, Gloria*
Jenny Slate, Obvious Child*
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nymphomaniac
Essie Davis, The Babadook

HM: Kristen Wiig, The Skeleton Twins

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Josh Brolin, Inherent Vice
Martin Short, Inherent Vice
Patrick d'Assumçao, Stranger by the Lake
Riz Ahmed, Nightcrawler
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

HM: Scoot McNairy, Frank

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Laura Dern, Wild
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Katherine Waterston, Inherent Vice
Joanna Newsom, Inherent Vice
Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer

Best Writing - Adapted Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice
Walter Campbell & Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin
Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan, Frank
Amy Jump, A Field in England
Gillian Robespierre, Obvious Child

Best Writing - Original Screenplay

Alain Guiraudie, Stranger by the Lake
Nick Hornby, Wild
Bong Joon-ho & Kelly Masterson, Snowpiercer
Lukas Moodysson, We Are the Best!
Nick Damici & Jim Mickle, Cold in July

Best Cinematography

Claire Mathon, Stranger by the Lake
Daniel Landin, Under the Skin
Robert Elswit, Inherent Vice
Fabrice Aragno, Goodbye to Language 3D
Laurie Rose, A Field in England

Best Original Score

Mica Levi, Under the Skin*
Jonny Greenwood, Inherent Vice
Jim Williams, A Field in England
Stephen Rennicks, Frank
Kurt Stenzel, Jodorowsky's Dune

HM: James Newton Howard, Nightcrawler

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