Best Films of 2014

This was the year of the cinematic marathon, as I plunged deep into every filmic nook and cranny I could crawl inside, coming out with a whopping total of 200 films viewed that were released in 2014. Lest you consider me utterly insane (which I probably am), somehow I was able to condense that number down to my 25; a task, ultimately, which feels at least partially irrelevant given how many strong films got left out. Still, I am very proud of the flicks that made the cut. So, without further ado, here are my favorite 25 films of 2014!

by Jericho Cerrona January 31, 2015

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Cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's first film in 25 years is a revelatory, surreal, and surprisingly uplifting work of genius that reconfirms the master still has the goods. An autobiographical account of his own childhood living in the small town of Tocopilla during the early 1940s intercut with a dictator assassination plot, this is the director at his most humane. Clowns, amputees, a mother saying all of her lines in a soprano singing voice, and yes, even genital mutilation make the rounds in predictable Jodorowsky fashion. Filmmaking at it's most personal and transcendent.
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