Space in the crowd

Blackhat

Action/Adventure Rated R

"...manages an idiosyncratic pulse for a cyber-thriller, and that’s due largely to Mann."
Shoot like a man

American Sniper

Drama Rated R

"...a sturdy study of masculinity, from an icon of the topic."
We - not he - shall overcome

Selma

Drama Rated R

"...founded on a communal sense of historical accomplishment."
Best of 2014

Top Ten Films of 2014

Rated NR

Everything on this list is awesome.
Paging Mr. Oscar...

Unbroken

Drama Rated PG-13

"Angelina Jolie takes dead aim at the Oscars, and there’s something to be said for the fact that her aim is true."
Grunt of approval

Mr. Turner

Drama Rated R

"...contrasts beautiful art with ugly humanity."
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Song of the Sea

Family Rated PG

“…argues that grief and sadness have their proper place in the childhood experience.”

The Imitation Game

Drama Rated PG-13

“Nearly every moment is infused with Importance.”

Into the Woods

Musical Rated PG

“…musical numbers that veer toward the operatic, then turgid.”

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“The equivalent of watching a game of Risk, with all the emotional involvement such an activity would hold.”

Top Five

Romantic Comedy Rated R

“Who knew DMX could do a one-man version of Sullivan’s Travels?”

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“…both a drag and a hoot (and unfortunately more of the former than the latter).”

Inherent Vice

Comedy Rated R

“…a witty, bleak and affectionate riff on the gumshoe genre.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“With Mockingjay – Part I, the series becomes a clever commentary on the genre it helped cement.”

The Theory of Everything

Drama Rated PG-13

“…the noble patient, served up with heavy doses of tea and sympathy.”

Interstellar

Action/Adventure Rated PG-13

“What many had hoped would be Christopher Nolan’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is, instead, 2014: An Exposition Odyssey.”