Best Reviewed Movies 2014

Inherent Vice (2014)

Inherent Vice

  • 73%
  • R
  • 148 min
  • Crime

“Inherent Vice” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a looney bin...well, easy for her to say. It’s the tail end of the psychedelic `60s and...

Winter Sleep (2014)

Winter Sleep

  • 89%
  • 196 min
  • Drama

Aydin, a retired actor, owns a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal and his sister Necla, who is coping with her recent divorce. During the winter, snow covers the ground and boredom brings the return of old memories, pushing Aydin to flee…

St. Vincent (2014)

St. Vincent

  • 77%
  • PG-13
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

Maggie (McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine - the race...

Neighbors (2014)

Neighbors

  • 73%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

Seth Rogen stars as a father who moves his family right next to a frat house run by an obnoxious student (played by Zac Efron) in this Universal Pictures comedy.

The Double (2014)

The Double

  • 82%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simons exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simons horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.

The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (2014)

The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

  • 100%
  • Unrated
  • 73 min
  • Documentary

A descent into Eastern Europe's haunted woodlands uncovers the secrets, fairy tales, and bloody histories that shape our understanding of man's place in nature.

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Breathe (2014)

Breathe

  • 93%
  • 91 min
  • Drama

Charlie is 17 years old. She at that age where life is all about hanging out with friends, emotions, convictions, passions. Sarah is the new girl in town. Beautiful, bold, with a history and a strong personality. A star from the get-go. Sarah chooses Charlie.

Predestination (2014)

Predestination

  • 84%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Sci-Fi

Chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

When Marnie Was There (2014)

When Marnie Was There

  • 90%
  • PG
  • 103 min
  • Animation

Anna hasn't a friend in the world - until she meets Marnie among the sand dunes. But Marnie isn't all she seems...An atmospheric ghost story with truths to tell about friendship, families and loneliness. Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr and Mrs Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognises - and she soon...

We Come as Friends (2014)

We Come as Friends

  • 96%
  • NONE
  • 110 min
  • Documentary

We Come as Friends is a modern odyssey, a science fiction–like journey in a tiny homemade flying machine into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, Africa's biggest country, is being divided into two nations, a "civilizing" pathology transcends the headlines—colonialism, imperialism, and yet-another holy war over resources.

Listen Up Philip (2014)

Listen Up Philip

  • 84%
  • NONE
  • 108 min
  • Drama

A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over the human spirit. Anger rages in Philip (Jason Schwartzman) as he awaits the publication of his sure-to-succeed second novel. He feels pushed out of his adopted home city by the constant crowds and noise, a deteriorating relationship with his photographer girlfriend Ashley (Elisabeth Moss), and his indifference to promoting his own work. When Philip’s idol Ike Zimmerman...

Into the Woods (2014)

Into the Woods

  • 72%
  • PG
  • 124 min
  • Comedy

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Black Sea (2014)

Black Sea

  • 80%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Action

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Manuscripts Don't Burn (2014)

Manuscripts Don't Burn

  • 96%
  • 125 min
  • Drama

Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…

Tracks (2014)

Tracks

  • 81%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Action

A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.

Goodnight Mommy (2014)

Goodnight Mommy

  • 83%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Drama

In this atmospheric, nerve-straining chiller, two young twins confined to an isolated country house transform their resentment towards their mother into a fatal illusion about her identity.

Testament of Youth (2014)

Testament of Youth

  • 81%
  • PG-13
  • 129 min
  • Drama

Intelligent and free-spirited Vera overcomes the narrow-mindedness of her conservative parents, winning a scholarship to Oxford. Entranced by her brother’s dashing friend Roland, who shares her literary aspirations, she plunges into an intoxicating romance. Blooming, in love and on the cusp of fulfilling her ambitions, Vera’s dreams are brutally shattered by the onset of war. When Roland and her brother ship out to the front, she abandons the cloistered environs of university life and...

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman

  • 79%
  • PG
  • 92 min
  • Animation

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine - The Wabac - to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The Wabac out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most...

The Book of Life (2014)

The Book of Life

  • 81%
  • PG
  • 95 min
  • Animation

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate...

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films

  • 93%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Documentary

The film centers on the story of two Israeli-born, movie-obsessed cousins, Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus, who in pursuit of the "American dream" launched an indie studio that would produce over 120 exploitation films from 1979-1989 turning a renegade outfit into the proclaimed "seventh Hollywood major." The film is currently in pre-production in Australia with Producer Veronica Fury and Executive Producers XYZ Films (upcoming Sony Pictures release THE RAID). A theatrical release is being...