Best of 2014: Top 10 Films

Boyhood

Of the movies I saw in 2014, these are my picks for the best ones of the year.   #10. Skeleton Twins The Skeleton Twins don’t often veer off course of predictability but it does reach that level of heartwarming that isn’t cheesy nor disappointing. It’s a happy medium that provides both Bill and Kristen with an extension on their

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Boyhood

Boyhood

Sometimes the only difference between a good movie and a great movie is in how you feel when it’s over. Not only how you feel about just the movie but life in general. A great movie is able to somehow tie itself into your own life and speak to you, give you something to relate to, or provide some new and meaningful perspective.

To say Boyhood has accomplished those attributes would be a fair statement.

The film, directed by Richard Linklater, was created over the course of 12 years as little bits were filmed for a few days every year, showing the growth of Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from a 6-year-old to his completion of high school at 18. So not only do we experience character development in the way of emotional growth and maturity, we also see the physical changes year-by-year as well.

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