Best Films of 2014


Here is my list of the best films of the year, along with links to those I’ve had the chance to review:

1. Inherent Vice
2. Mr. Turner
3. National Gallery
4. The Immigrant
5. Under the Skin
6. Venus in Fur
7. Stranger by the Lake
8. Tales of the Grim Sleeper
9. Night Moves
10. The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

Honorable Mention: The Babadook, Boyhood, Citizenfour, Force Majeure, Goodbye to Language, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Listen Up Philip, The Naked Room, Nightcrawler, and Nymphomaniac

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.
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2 Responses to Best Films of 2014

  1. film izle says:

    didnt watch many of these, but under the skin in my list too. i wonder The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga how it is

  2. Sandals says:

    Have not seen all of these but would like to, Mr.Turner great, great movie, going to take my Flip Flops off now and put my feet up and watch under the skin.

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