Top Movies of 2014

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Colin Bean, Social Media Director

 

  1. Boyhood

Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater, is an unbelievably unique film experience. Viewers become attached to the characters and the story in an indescribable way because it was filmed over 12 years with the same cast. Considering the main character grows up in approximately the same time as most high school students as well, there is a sense of nostalgia throughout the movie that resembles watching your own childhood. It’s a little freaky.

 

  1. Interstellar

Bottom line: Interstellar is quite trippy. Although I, and I assume most people, didn’t really understand the advanced physics behind interstellar space travel, it is quite enjoyable watching Matthew McConaughey save the world, one super badass space journey at a time. Interstellar also does a great job of showing the emotional rollercoaster of being in space for a long period of time in the hopes of saving the world.

 

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s latest movie is one of his best. This film offers subtle humor, quirky characters, and extravagant sets combined with an actually intriguing adventure story. Although it is kind of what you would expect from Wes Anderson, it in no way disappoints.

 

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy, starring Chris Pratt, is not just a typical Marvel movie. Although it still gives comic book fans the supernatural action they crave, it raises the bar for it’s genre by being hilarious and making lesser known comic book heroes very entertaining.

 

  1. Gone Girl

As someone who had not read the book prior to seeing the movie, Gone Girl caught me off guard and did not hold back on startling the bejeezus out of me. Although it doesn’t necessarily have the happiest ending, this psychological thriller is fascinating until the very last moment.