2014

Published on: December 14th, 2015

THAT moment in It Follows

2014 Top Ten
1. It Follows (Mitchell 2014) 8/10 {23/28}
2. Li’l Quinquin (TV) (Dumont 2014) 8/10 {23}
3. The Duke of Burgundy (Strickland 2014) 8/10 {23}
4. Mr Turner (Leigh 2014*) 8/10 {22}
5. The Tribe (Slaboshpytskiy 2014) 8/10 {22}
6. Journey to the West (mid-length) (Tsai 2014) 8/10 {22}
7. Blue Ruin (Saulnier 2013*) 8/10 {22}
8. FAROCKI (Benning 2014) 8/10 {22}
9. Chrieg (Jaquemet 2014) 8/10 {22}
10. Wrinkles (Ferreras 2011*) 8/10 {22}

8/10 {21/28}
The True Adventures of Raoul Walsh (Bender & Moss) 8/10 {21}

7/10 {20/28}
Christmas, Again (Poekel 2014)
Crepuscule (mid-length) (Vasyanovych 2014)
Eat Your Bones (Hue 2014) aka The Dorkels
Goodnight Mommy
(Fiala & Franz 2014)
Industrial Revolution (Hespanha & Lobo 2014)
The Iron Ministry (Sniadecki 2014)
Maps to the Stars (Cronenberg 2014*)
La Sapienza (Green 2014)
Neighborhooders (Królikiewicz 2014)
Sivas (Müjdeci 2014)
’71 (Demange 2014*)
Tom at the Farm (Dolan 2013*)
We Are Twisted Fucking Sister! (Horn 2014)
Živan Makes a Punk Festival (Glavonić 2014) mid-length

7/10 {19/28}
Amour Fou (Hausner 2014 > UK 2015)
At Berkeley (Wiseman 2013*)
Before We Go (Léon 2014)
Buzzard (Potrykus 2014)
Bx46 (Brugidou & Clouette 2014)
Concerning Violence (Olsson 2014*)
Court (Tamhane 2014)
Edge of Tomorrow (Liman 2014*)
Falling Star (Miñarro 2014)-
Foxcatcher (Miller 2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Anderson 2014*)-
Guardians of the Galaxy (Gunn 2014*)
Ida (Pawlikowski 2013*)
Identification Photos (Leandro 2014)
John Wick (Stahelski 2014)
Inside Llewyn Davis (Coen & Coen 2013*)
Locke (Knight 2013*)
Maidan (Loznitsa 2014)
Manakamana (Spray & Velez 2013*)
Not All Is Vigil (Paralluelo 2014)
Only Lovers Left Alive (Jarmusch 2013*)
The Palace Without Stairs (Llorca 2014)
Phoenix (Petzold 2014)
Pixadores (Escandari 2014)
Ruina (Lenz 2014)
Sacro GRA (Rosi 2013*)
Starred Up (Mackenzie 2013*)
Stranger By the Lake (Guiraudie 2013*)-
A Touch of Sin (Jia 2013*)

7/10 {18/28}
Around the World in 50 Concerts (Honigmann 2014)
Catch Me Daddy (Wolfe & Wolfe 2014)
The Distance (Caballero 2014)
Flow (Ahmad 2014)
Hill of Freedom (Hong 2014)
Hotel Nueva Isla (Gutiérrez & Labrador 2014)
The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (Nicloux 2014*)
The Lego Movie (Lord & Miller 2014*)
Limbo (Hartmann 2014)
Magical Girl (Vermut 2014)
Natural History (Benning 2014)
Return to Homs (Derki 2013*)
Steadiness (Weber 2014)
Stranded In Canton (Månsson 2014)
Suzanne (Quillévéré 2013*)
Svengali (Hardwick 2013*)
Test (Kott 2014)
The Two Faces of January (Amini 2014*)

the above lists include 2014 world premieres and UK new releases [*]

Psychic Driving

shorts (seen 2014 and premiering in 2013 or 2014)
13/13 Psychic Driving (Jones 2014) *****/5
13/13 Sun Stop (Brehm 2014) *****/5
12/13 Buffalo Death Mask (Hoolboom 2013) ****/5
12/13 Colterrain (Frank 2014) ****/5
12/13 The Claustrum (Rosenblatt 2014) *****/5
12/13 Ginza Strip (Tuohy 2014) *****/5
12/13 The Queen (Abramovich 2013) *****/5
12/13 Seven Boats (Pálmason 2014) *****/5
12/13 Seventh Submarine (Brown 2014) ****/5
12/13 V~ (Knapp 2014) ****/5
then
11/13 Deorbit (Takashi & Telcosystems 2014) ****/5
11/13 Balazher: The Corrections of Reality (Kordonets 2013) ****/5
11/13 Fallen Leaves (Kondakova 2014) ****/5
11/13 Karpotrotter (Ivanišin 2013) ****/5 {arguably mid-length!}
11/13 Pepper’s Ghost (Broomer 2013) ****/5
11/13 Smile, and the World Will Smile Back (al-Haddad family, Gross & Tarabieh 2014) ****/5
11/13 Turtle Island (‘O.N.L.S.D.’, i.e. Calice & Treml 2014) ****/5
11/13 Water and Worms (‘O.N.L.S.D.’, i.e. Calice & Treml 2014) ****/5
(2013/2014 premieres seen in 2014)

Gerdy, the Wicked Witch

archival shorts
(49m or less; previously unseen)
*****
/5
Gerdy, the Wicked Witch (Šimunić 1976) 13/13
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
(Herzog 1974)
Low (R.E.M.) (Herbert 1990)

The Button (Sahakyants 1989) 12/13
Factory (Loznitsa 2004)
Fellow Citizens! (Heynowski & Scheumann 1974)
Paura in città (1181 dni pozneje ali vonj po podganah)  (Marc 1984)
Games of Reflection and of Speed (Chomette 1926)
Schmeerguntz (Nelson & Wiley 1966)
Sparrows (Abdyjaparov 1995)

 

————————————————————
UK releases 2014
6+/10 — Exhibition
6/10 — Bad Neighbours; Camille Claudel, 1915; Captain America: The Guest; The Winter Soldier; Cold In July; Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Her; Life ItselfThe Lunchbox; The Maze RunnerThe Missing Picture; Non-Stop; Northwest; Obvious Child; Of Horses and Men; Oh Boy; The Robber; Robocop; 20,000 Days on Earth; A Walk Among the Tombstones; Winter Sleep; The Zero Theorem
5/10 — Black Sea; Brick Mansions; Deliver Us From Evil; Eastern Boys; Exodus – Gods and Kings; Fruitvale Station; Godzilla; The Golden Dream (aka The Golden Cage); Heli; Human Capital; Hyena; In Bloom; Interstellar; A Most Wanted Man; Nightcrawler; Night Moves; Noah; The Sacrament; 2 Days, 1 Night; Under the Skin; You and the Night.
4/10 — Bastards; The Canyons; The Drop; The Guvnors; The Inbetweeners 2; Jimmy’s Hall; Joe; Mrs Brown’s Boys – D’Movie; Salvo; The Wind Rises; Canopy
3/10 — Gone Girl; Miss Violence; Norte – The End of History; The Congress
2/10 — The Wolf of Wall Street, The Anomaly
w/o — Believe; Frank; The Sea; We Are the Freaks

notable performances in 2014 UK releases
LF: L.Lohan (The Canyons), V.Albertine (Exhibition), S.Johansson (Her), A.Kulesza (Ida), J.Slate (Obvious Child).
LM: C.Pratt (The Lego Movie.), R.Fiennes^ (The Grand Budapest Hotel.), M.Blair^ (Blue Ruin), T.Hardy (Locke), J.Owen (Svengali), O.Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), J.O’Connell (Starred Up), M.Houellebecq (The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq), T.Spall^ (Mr Turner)
SF: P.Arquette (Boyhood); M.Dockery (Non-Stop), M.Gioli^ (Human Capital), A.Haenel (Suzanne), G.Hoffmann (Obvious Child), L.Linklater (Boyhood); M.Monroe (The Guest), E.Liodova (Leviathan)
SM: E.Bird (Maps to the Stars), S.Carell^ (Foxcatcher); J.Cusack (Maps to the Stars); Jiang Wu^ (A Touch of Sin), P-Y.Cardinal^ (Tom at the Farm), M.Keaton (Robocop), D.Ajala (Starred Up); C.B.Petersen (Northwest); Z.Efron (Bad Neighbours), B.Irwin (Interstellar); J.Norton (Jimmy’s Hall), J.Keeso (Godzilla);  D.Vorobyev (Eastern Boys), B.Mendelsohn (Exodus: Gods and Kings)

notable performances in 2014 premieres, released 2015 in UK
LM: Alane Delhaye (Li’l Quinquin [TV]), Bernard Pruvost^ (Li’l Quinquin [TV]), Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)
LF: Sidse Babett Knudsen^ (The Duke of Burgundy), Chiara d’Anna (The Duke of Burgundy)
SM: Yaroslav Biletskiy (The Tribe), Josh Brolin^ (Inherent Vice)
SF: Nina Kunzendorf (Phoenix), Yana Novikova (The Tribe), Rosa Babiy (The Tribe)

notable performances in 2014 premieres without UK distribution
. Àlex Brendemühl (Falling Star), Frederic Dorkel^ (Eat Your Bones), Fan Liao (Black Coal, Thin Ice), Thales Cavalcanti^ (Casa Grande),
. Christelle Prot Landman (La Sapienza)
. Usha Bane^ (Court)
. Ali Sivandi^ (Flow)

archival
50m+
10/10 American Graffiti (Lucas ’73; Betamax) 28/28
10/10 casting a glance (Benning ’07; 16mm) 28/28
9/10 Archipelago (Hogg ‘ 10; 35mm) 25/28
9/10 Deseret (Benning ’95; 16mm) 25/28
9/10 The French Connection (Friedkin ’71; 35mm) 25/28
9/10 Manhattan (Allen ’79; 35mm) 25/28
9/10 Manhunter (Mann ’86; 35mm) 24/28
8/10 From Sheer Boredom (Voytetsky ’68 digital)* 23/28
8/10 The Mother and the Whore (Eustache ’73; 35mm)* 23/28
8/10 The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice ’73; 35mm) 23/28
8/10 Stagecoach (Ford ’39; 35mm)* 23/28
8/10 The Bofors Gun (Gold ’68; digital)* 22/28
8/10 Margaret (Lonergan ’11 [3hr version] DVD) 22/28
8/10 The Nasty Girl (Verhoeven ’90 DVD) 22/28
8/10 Rio das Mortes (Fassbinder ’71 TV; DVD) 22/28
8/10 The Round-Up (Jancsó ’65; 35mm)* 22/28
8/10 Starship Troopers (Verhoeven ’97; VHS) 22/28
8/10 Still Life (Shahid-Saless ’74; 35mm)* 22/28
8/10 Thief (Mann ’81; VHS)* 22/28
8/10 The Year of the Sex Olympics (Elliott ’68 TV, scr. Kneale; digital)* 22/28
8/10 Barcelona (Stillman 1994; 35mm) 21/28
8/10 Christopher Strong (Arzner ’33; 35mm)* 21/28
8/10 Cobra (Cosmatos ’86; 35mm)* 21/28
8/10 The Last Days of Disco (Stillman ’98; 35mm) 21/28
8/10 Shanghai Express (Von Sternberg ’32; 35mm)* 21/28
8/10 Two Days (Stobovoi ’27 digital)* 21/28 [mid-length]
8/10 Videograms of a Revolution (Farocki & Ujica ’92 digital)* 21/28
* = first time