Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

J.R. Jones: 20 Favorite Movies of 2014

29 December 2014

J.R. Jones: 20 Favorite Movies of 2014, as published by The Chicago Reader

[see also 2012, 2011]

  1. IdaPawel Pawlikowski
  2. CalvaryJohn Michael McDonagh
  3. Norte, the End of HistoryLav Diaz
  4. Two Days, One NightJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  5. Night MovesKelly Reichardt
  6. Last Days in VietnamRory Kennedy
  7. JoeDavid Gordon Green
  8. The Kill TeamDan Krauss
  9. EverydayMichael Winterbottom
  10. Cheap ThrillsE.L. Katz
  11. FoxcatcherBennett Miller
  12. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: ThemNed Benson
  13. A Girl at My DoorJuly Jung
  14. CitizenfourLaura Poitras
  15. NymphomaniacLars von Trier
  16. SnowpiercerBong Joon-ho
  17. The OvernightersJesse Moss
  18. In SecretCharlie Stratton
  19. GloriaSebastián Lelio
  20. Tim’s VermeerTeller