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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:29 pm 
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Didn't see as many films as in most previous years, but had a pretty good percentage of good choices in the ones I did see. A few I've not seen would maybe have made my list had I done so, but of those I did see, here's my top 20.
My number one hasn't seemed to have made it onto any lists or polls I've seen. This may be because all the critics will have seen it in 2013, but it's UK release date was in January this year.

12 Years A Slave
Finding Vivian Mayer
Leviathan
Pride
All Is Lost
Still The Enemy Within
Boyhood
Road
Moebius
Next Goal Wins
Maps To The Stars
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
Of Horses & Men
Frank
Tom At The Farm
Ida
Calvary
Fruitvale Station
Stations Of The Cross
Two Days One Night


A few from the festivals that didn't get a release, but might (definitely would, in the case of the first two) have been in my top 20 had they have done so:
Life Feels Good (Polish film festival)
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (London film festival)
Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story (East End film festival)
The Dance Of Reality (East End Film Festival)
9 Month Stretch (French film festival)

Worthy mentions:
Under The Skin
Manuscripts Don't Burn
The Rocket
Citizen Four
The Zero Theorem
We Are The Best
Welcome To New York
Starred Up
Cold In July
The Punk Singer
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Armstrong Lie
Stranger By The Lake
Bastards
The Past
Magic Magic
A Touch Of Sin
Pantani: Death Of a Cyclist
When I Saw You
Mr Turner
Pluto
The Man Whose Mind Exploded
I Am Divine
God's Pocket
A Most Wanted Man


and from the festivals:

Tokyo Tribe (London Film Festival)
Freefall (London film festival)
The Scribbler (Sci-fi London)
OKV: The Manual (Sci-fi London)
Wakolda (Jewish film festival)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:50 pm 
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Here's mine:

12 Years a Slave
Frank
Under The Skin
The Golden Dream
Nightcrawler
Locke
Calvary
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street
American Hustle
Finding Vivian Maier
Grand Budapest Hotel

Still want to see '71, Starred Up, We Are The Best & Maps To The Stars.

Like 12 Years, I'm sure Wolf of Wall St & Amercian Hustle both had 2014 UK release dates.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:30 pm 
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wurzel wrote:
Still want to see '71,

Forgot about that one, should have included it in my worthy mentions.
wurzel wrote:
Like 12 Years, I'm sure Wolf of Wall St & American Hustle both had 2014 UK release dates.

You're quite right; both released in January this year, but seem to be missing from most end of year polls, despite being well received at the time. Some people have very short memories.. Quite liked American Hustle, but didn't see Wolf Of Wall Street.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 4:51 pm 
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I really would struggle to separate this bunch in any sort of order of preference. All are terrific.

12 Years a Slave
Locke
Wolf of Wall Street
American Hustle
Grand Budapest Hotel

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:25 am 
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Saw Boyhood the other week. I hadn't been so affected by a film in years. Wonderful.


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