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
|Groovy, far out, and probably the closet cinematic equivalent of trying to have a sensible conversation while being stoned out of your gord, Inherent Vice uses the conventions of pulp, noir, and stoner comedy and gives us a narrative-defying plunge down the rabbit hole. Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel is hilarious, strange, confusing, and oddly enough, touching as a nostalgic ode to the death of 1960s drug-fueled optimism.|