Edgar Wright, a filmmaker that I adore, found his way onto my Top 10 of 2013 list with the utterly magical The World's End. Today, in an interview with Esquire, he produced his own Top 10 Films of 2014 list and its a pack of movies that I have a very hard time arguing with. They are as follows:
"Birdman" (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu)
"Boyhood" (Richard Linklater)
"Edge of Tomorrow" (Doug Liman)
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Wes Anderson)
"Interstellar" (Christopher Nolan)
"The Lego Movie" (Phil Lord/Chris Miller)
"Nightcrawler" (Dan Gilroy)
"Snowpiercer" (Bong Joon-ho)
"Under the Skin" (Jonathan Glazer) "Whiplash"
While Birdman's charms have somewhat begun to wear off on me a bit, Edge of Tomorrow and Under the Skin are starting to age well. I very much need to revisit a few others on this list from earlier in the year, but I can't shake the feeling that it won't be too far off from my own Top 10 in a few weeks.
Its always fun when a really great filmmaker shares lists like this, I expect Quentin Tarantino to follow suit in short order, post-Inherent Vice anyway.