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Best Films of 2014

1  Birdman   Easily one of the most unique films in years. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s innovative concept brilliant – a love note to all artists. Keaton wins Oscar, as does the film. 2  Boyhood   Amazing accomplishment by a director who has stayed true to his storytelling sensibilities. Linklater wins Oscar. 3  Foxcatcher  Hypnotic, haunting, and heartbreaking. … Continue reading

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Painful lessons in Foxcatcher

YEP YEP – Foxcatcher creeps along…slowly…foreshadowing doom at every turn, fueled by a mesmerizing performance from usual funny man Steve Carell Director Bennett Miller has given us three exceptional films: Capote, Moneyball, and now Foxcatcher. All three based on true stories. We see early in the picture that not only does Olympic gold medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz live in … Continue reading