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Film: 2014 Cannes Film Festival – Predicting the Palme d’Or

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The 67th annual Festival de Cannes will start May 14th and go through May 25th. This is the second festival to Sundance that may potentially reveal to us some of the best films of 2014.

Many great filmmakers have films in competition this year for the Palme d’Or. 18 films are in competition and, at this point, it looks like it could be anyone’s game. Here’s a brief history for the last five winners:

2013 – “Blue is the Warmest Colour”
2012 – “Amour”
2011 – “The Tree of Life”
2010 – “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”
2009 – “The White Ribbon”

Michael Haneke’s “Amour” went on to earn both Picture and Director Oscar nominations as did Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” It could be a dark horse or a film already buzzing this year, so we’ve compiled and ranked what we think will stand-out this year and included a brief synopsis of each film so that you can make your own predictions.

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Preview: Predicting the Best Film of 2014

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Alright, so we’ve started the year off with a couple strong, successful films. “The Lego Movie” landed with a slew of powerful reviews along with the successful Wes Anderson film “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Meanwhile we’ve had some strong independent titles like “Under the Skin” and “Locke” hit the review circuit. Also, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” has already climbed to the top of the annual box office, also presenting strong reviews.

Are any of these films going to be the best of 2014? It’s going to be rough considering the slate we have. We are going to present you with our Top 20 guesses of what could receive the most acclaim and give shout outs to some other films that could be in the mix.

Here is your complete guide to what could be the best film of 2014:

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Top 10: Philip Seymour Hoffman Performances

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Top 10: Philip Seymour Hoffman performances

When I had heard that the Oscar-winning actor had passes away, I felt devastated. More than I usually would for a Hollywood actor I have never met, but calling Philip Seymour Hoffman a Hollywood actor wouldn’t do him justice. He was a master of the craft, he was one of the greatest actors of all time. Period.

The first film I watched with Hoffman in it was “Doubt,” I had heard great things about him in “Capote,” but never got around to seeing it. In the climax of “Doubt” Philip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep square off and my mouth was on the floor. I was in shock, I had never seen such an impressive display of acting.

In the spirit of Media 10, we have put together Philip Seymour Hoffman’s top 10 performances. We are still waiting to see how he does in “A Most Wanted Man” along with some other potential Oscar contenders, but for now here is where the list stands. Normally it’d be counter-productive to create a list like this, because we all thought Hoffman had dozens of great performances left in him. Such a tragedy.

Here is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Legacy. His top 10 Performances of his career:

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