Top 10 Movies of 2014 (and few other awards)

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TOP 10 MOVIES

1. Gone Girl 9.8/10
2. How To Train Your Dragon 2 9.7/10
3. The Imitation Game 9.4/10
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel 9.3/10
5. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 9.2/10
6. Whiplash 9.1/10
7. Guardians of the Galaxy 9/10
8. The Skeleton Twins 8.9/10
9. Pride 8.4/10
10. Enemy 8.3/10


I love books no less then I love movies. Gone Girl is one of few book to movie adaptations that both are equivalently brilliant, intrigue and thrilling. David Fincher managed to film Gone Girl in the way that it did not disappoint any book reader, even more, we were surprised how amazingly it was shot, esp. Cool Girl part. Plus, phenomenal acting by Rosamund Pike makes this movie a perfection, leaving alone the rest of pretty amazing cast. The same time, movie goes through so many social issues, including marriage, society's perception of women, misogyny, etc. It's this years the most complex and memorable film for me and one of all time favorites

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TOP 5 DIRECTORS

1. Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
2. David Fincher for Gone Girl
3. Damien Chazelle for Whiplash
4. Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game

Both Fincher and Iñárritu did amazing jobs this year. David made the biggest adaptation with most mesmerizing shots, plot twists and cast. He took some risks while doing so and won each of them. While Alejandro G. had truly original ideas to show a struggle of man with his ago and his fights to become important, once again. The way he decided to end film, or to hint small details made whole film a lot more interesting. That's why I picked Birdman director No. 1 choice.

My post about ACTING PERFORMANCES can be found here.

top3 Best Adapted Screenplay: 1. Gone Girl 2. The Imitation Game 3. Whiplash Best Original Screenplay: 1. The Grand Budapest Hotel 2. Birdman 3. The Skeleton Twins Cinematography: 1. Mr Turner 2. Birdman 3. The Grand Budapest Hotel Film Editing: 1. Whiplash 2. The Grand Budapest Hotel 3. Gone Girl Original Score: 1. How to Train Your Dragon 2 2. The Grand Budapest Hotel 3. Gone Girl Original Song: 1. "Yellow Flicker Beat" from The Hunger Games 2. "Who We Are" from The Hunger Games 3. "For the Dancing and the Dreaming" from How To Train Your Dragon 2 Production Design: 1. The Grand Budapest Hotel 2. The Imitation Game 3. Birman Costume Design: 1. The Grand Budapest Hotel 2. The Imitation Game 3. Gone Girl Best Sound: 1. Whiplash 2. Interstellar 3. Guardians of the Galaxy

top4 Best Visual Effects: 1. Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 3. Captain America Best Animated Feature: 1. How To Train Your Dragon 2 2. Big Hero 6 3. Song of the Sea Best Scene: 1. The murder of Desi Collings from Gone Girl 2. Enigma starts working from The Imitation Game 3. Siblings dance scene from The Skeleton Twins Best Ending: 1. Whiplash 2. Enemy 3. Birdman Best Non Original Music in motion picture: 1. The whole Awesome Mix from Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Jazz music from Whiplash 3. Various artists from The Grand Budapest Hotel Breakthrough performance: 1. Miles Teller in Whiplash 2. Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars 3. Jack O'Connell in Unbroken Most boring and widely awarded films: 1. Boyhood 2. Selma 3. American Sniper Least deserved honorees of any award: 1. Boyhood basically for anything 2. Ava DuVernay's any directing nomination 3. James Marsch's directing nomination at BAFTAs. Most underrated movies this year: 1. The Skeleton Twins 2. Pride 3.Snowpiercer