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Top 20 Movies of 2014

2014 world events had ups and downs, as did the collective art and media of our time. However, if you love movies as much as many others and I do, or simply are looking for engaging escapism to immerse yourself in, there actually were plenty of options to choose from. At the end of every year and the beginning of the next everyone from serious critics to the random passerby begins to form a “top list” of the movies they had seen. It is a celebration of the movies we enjoyed and a fun means to bring certain works to the attentions of their peers or to compare and contrast each experience they had at the movies. It’s not so much that these lists are some deep evaluation, but rather an entertaining way to group the stuff we like or rather what I liked.

So, here are the 20 films from 2014 I experienced & enjoyed and hope others check out:

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Darren Aronofsky’s “NOAH” – A Morally Complex Work of Art of BIBLICAL Proportions

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There hasn’t been a Biblical film quite like Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Aronofsky treats the Old Testament story with the sort of sweeping fantasy filmmaking reserved for the likes of Greek myths, but what sets it apart is that at its core are moral and theological debates usually reserved for small budget art-house fare and not FX-laden blockbusters. It’s one of the strangest and most challenging genre films made and it happens to be a profoundly overblown fantasy-esque epic in the best way possible. There are moments where the film struggles to live up to its ambitions but its successes propel the film into a beautiful if imperfect work of art.

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