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:
“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.
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There will undoubtedly be some major snubs when the Oscar nominations are announced January 16th. Major front-runners have often been pushed aside. Some say this is because voters won’t pick the obvious choice so they can help an underdog get in.
Unfortunately this helps to eliminate a lot of major front-runners. (Which is said to have happened last year to Ben Affleck for “Argo.”)
So really though, no one is completely safe. So here are list of some obvious choices that could get the booth on the morning of the 16th.
If you checked out our previous list, there were a lot of films still not considered. We’ve compiled everything to make this next list. It’s 2014 now and even though the 2013 award circuit hasn’t completed, it is about time that we start looking toward the future.
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Film: 1st Annual M10 Nominations
VIDEO GAME and TELEVISION nominations will be announced before the end of the weekend. Here are the first annual M10 nominees for film.
Gravity leads with 7 nominations. Her follows with 6 nominations. American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street follow with 5 nominations.
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A cult classic is a movie that develops a cult following. A film that many fans may discover at a later time, may quote consistently or may evoke discussion. You can’t determine that a film is a cult classic when it is released. The reviews could be bad or good, the box-office could be bad or good, it doesn’t matter. At this time we can only predict what may become a cult classic in time. So here are the top 10 potential cult classics of 2013: (more…)
What can be said about “Spring Breakers”? Critics were divided on the independent art-film. the film received a moderate 65% on Rotten Tomatoes. While some critics couldn’t take to the supposed social commentary, others were quick to call the film a cult classic, often citing an outstanding performance by James Franco as Alien, a rapper who has climbed the financial ladder by becoming a notorious drug/firearm dealer.
Like many art-films before it, “Spring Breakers” often contains bizarre decisions in cinematography, editing and writing. A filmmaker’s creative workflow can often come off as too obvious or even too subtle. I will paraphrase Woody Allen: when the acclaimed filmmaker was asked about the secret to filmmaking he stated that there wasn’t one, you just have a story and you tell it.
Last Updated: 09/12/13
Another Jason Statham action-opus. The trailer, however features a more emotional motive than the usual Statham action film. We’ll see how it does.
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Bill Hader, The Skeleton Twins
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