Here is a list of many of the films I saw in 2014, largely ones that I rated four stars or higher (out of a system of 1-5 stars).
As I was posting this list, I thought of adjusting a few of the ratings (up or down) but decided to leave the ratings the way I made them a day or two after seeing each film.
These categories are somewhat arbitrary, but generally the five and four and a half star films are pretty close, and I enjoyed those tremendously. The four star ones were all good, but I had some (minor) reservations. The three and half star ones were more problematical films but still worth checking out.
If a film did not make it into one of these categories, I did not write a review.
The ones listed below I recommend for your consideration.
A significant number of these films are either documentary, foreign, or small films, often only in the theaters for a few weeks, usually in one of the independent theaters in the DC area or in our DC Film Club.
(I have refrained from reviewing or listing any of the ‘children films’ that I have seen with my grand kids. They would be in the one or two star categories, if that. However, I must admit that my grand kids, and the other kiddies who filled the audience, seemed to have a very different opinion from mine.)
If you click on any of the titles below, you will link to my mini-review of that film on MillersTime.
Ida (Available on Netflix)
Particle Fever (Available on Netflix)
The Square (Available on Netflix)
Four and a Half Stars:
Abuse of Weakness (Available on Netflix)
The Rocket (Available on Netflix)
Child’s Pose (Available on Netflix)
The Immigrant (Available on Netflix)
Rudderless (Available on Netflix)
Three/Three and Half Stars:
Korengal (Available on Netflix)
Unknown Knowns (Available on Netflix)
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Also, if you’re looking for slightly older films to rent, etc., check out these two links from 2013 and 2012.
As always, please feel free to Comment on any of the above and/or on films you particularly enjoyed in 2014.