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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Director Rithy Pranh's astonishing interpretation of the horrendous atrocities dictated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia during the 1970's is the year's most heartbreaking film. By representing his childhood memories living under the genocidal regime through a combination of newsreel footage and meticulously crafted dioramas populated by hand-crafted clay figurines, Pranh goes beyond mere documentary by looking directly into the face of horror. A indelible document of a historical tragedy.
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