My favorite movies of 2014 list is coming very belatedly this year, mostly due to playing end-of-season catch-up with late or limited run releases, and only days before the Oscars puts the capper on any talk of last year's films, negating whatever dubious nutritional content my opinions possess.
The thing is, for me 2014 wasn't a stand-out year, movie-wise. There were scores of good and very good movies – the kinds you wish were the norm, or even better, the low end of things – but very little knocked my socks off. As evidence, in previous years I couldn't contain my enthusiasm or edit my c...
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