Michael Kirchhoff

The Best Films of 2014

1. Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater


“You know how everyone’s always saying seize the moment? I don’t know, I’m kind of thinking it’s the other way around, you know, like the moment seizes us.”

2. Under the Skin

Director: Jonathan Glazer


“Do you want to look at me?”

3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director: Matt Reeves


“Human work.”

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel

Director: Wes Anderson


“You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.”

5. Frank

Director: Lenny Abrahamson


“Put your arms around me, fiddly digits, itchy britches… I love you all.”

6. The Lego Movie

Directors: Phil Lord and Christopher Miller


“I only work in black and sometimes very, very dark grey.”

7. The Rover

Director: David Michôd


“I want my car back.”

8. Whiplash

Director: Damien Chazelle


“Were you rushing or were you dragging?”

9. A Most Wanted Man

Director: Anton Corbijn


“Most of us don’t get to choose.”

10. Force Majeure

Director: Ruben Östlund


“He got so scared that he ran away from the table.”

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