What: Movie Review
Who: The Best movies of 2014
Why: As Part of Wildfire Reviews Best of 2014 List
For the next week, Wildfire Reviews will be watching some of the best movies of 2014. Here's a list of the ones we've watched that are the best films of 2014 (Along with best actor, best supporting actor, best actress, best supporting actress and best director.)
Best Movies of 2014 (As of Thursday, February 19th, 2015)
Still to Watch: Boyhood, Whiplash, Grand Budapest Hotel
The Top 10 Best Movies of 2014 are:
Once in a while, a great film emerges that's so under the radar it's missed by both the Golden Globes and Oscars. However, this gem of an indie film isn't going by unnoticed.
It's hard to get a good horror film right, but the Babadook exceeds that and much more . It's a perfect movie all together, with no flaws. Perfect acting, direction (by a woman nonetheless), cinematography, and even flow make the Babadook the best film of 2014 and one of, if not the best horror movie of all time. One Things for sure: Don't watch this one alone as the Babadook is truly scary.
How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train your Dragon was one of the most surprise success stories of all time for animated films. Now, the sequel is just that, and it's actually even better than the first movie. Great special effects and film making, along with character development, story line and direction make How to Train Your Dragon 2 a beautiful animated film movie goers of all ages can enjoy.
Bolstered by Reese Witherspoon's powerful performance, Wild comes together as a great film that searches for human soul in the great wilderness of the Pacific Crest Trail. It's a beautiful film that connects a young woman's journey through nature that is truly entertaining.
Despite some hard to watch to watch moments and a reflection of last years 12 years of Slave, Selma stands alone as an extremely powerful Martin Luther King Jr. movie. It displays the subject extremely well and lets the viewer in on what he was going through during the most critical moments of his life. Newcomer actor David Oyelowo does an amazing job performing as the character throughout the movie as well, which also has an impressive African American cast.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy works on so many different ways it may just be Marvel's best super hero film to date and with good enough reason. It's non stop action from start to finish and has everything from drama to love, with some hilarious one liners in it too. In age where Super heroes domnate the box office, it's good to see Hollywood making actually good sup flicks that everyone can enjoy.
Jake Gyllenhaal does an over the top performance in this film that was over looked by both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. He does a bone chilling acting job as a reporter and newsman who works the night job in L.A. Everything about Nightcrawler is done so well that it comes out insanely creepy good.
The Lego Movie
The Lego movie is an animated film that's unlike anything we've ever seen before. It's unusual looks however didn't alter the film at all, on the contrary, it made it better. Funny, charming and delightful, The Lego Movie is a kids movie that like How to Train your Dragon 2, everyone can enjoy and love and can easily watch more than once.
With great cinematography providing a first up glance at how Broadway works in New York City, Bird Man is helped by Michael Keaton's awesome performance as the lead character. The film may not be the best movie of 2014, but it's unusually delightful in more ways than one, including a superb cast that includes Zack Galifianakis, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Another sequel that's better than the first film, Dawn brings the Planet of the Apes franchise to a whole new level. The special effects and make up in this film is absolutely amazing, making it the best Plant of the Apes movie in a long time. Caesar is done extremely well and is awe inspiring to look at throughout the film, making Dawn a great science fiction adventure.
Keep checking back over the weekend as Wildfire Reviews picks its final best movie of 2014, along with best supporting actor, actor, best supporting actress, actress, director & more for 2014.