Yay! It’s almost a new year. So you know what that means. Lists! I love lists. Lists are my favorite!
On New Year’s Day 2014, I challenged myself to watch 200 “New To Me” films, throughout the year. As I write this, I have only seen 92. (See the full list here) With just three days left in the year, I think it’s safe to say that I won’t be successful in my challenge.
So anyways… I bring you my Top 10 “New To Me” Films from 2014. I didn’t see too many films in the theater this year. And it got to be too much to try and figure out which movies were released in 2014, blah, blah blah. In no particular order, I give you my Top 10 of 2014.
A dialogue heavy film that tells a woman’s story through flashbacks and mostly takes place in one location, where she has assembled all of her ex lovers.
3. Gone Girl (2014) Written by Gillian Flynn Directed by David Fincher
At first glance, I thought this was going to be “the new Ben Affleck film”. And because of that, I had no interest. After reading the book and realizing it was directed by David Fincher, I changed my mind. I’m glad I did.
Most people never really think about the backup singers. This documentary makes you realize, they are the glittery packaging that keeps your new vase from shattering on its way to your house.
7. Coherence (2013) Written and Directed by James Ward Byrkit
Never have I seen a low budget, mostly improvised, Sci -Fi film so spectacular.
8. Cheap Thrills (2013) Written by David Chirchirillo and Trent Haaga Directed by E.L. Katz
You know how it goes. You run into an old high school friend at a bar. You both meet a friendly couple. You and your pal spend the rest of the evening with them daring you to do acts, each crazier than the first, for larger and larger sums of money.
9. The Kings of Summer (2013) Written by Chris Galletta Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Who hasn’t had the thought to run away and live in off the grid, in the woods? Three teenage friends do this, and have the summer of their lives.
10. No Good Deed (2014) Written by Aimee Lagos Directed by Sam Miller
NEVER, be neighborly and allow someone to use your phone.