And the lists just keep on comin’. Five days into December and we’re swimming in end-of-year coverage, and it continues today with Entertainment Weekly dropping their choices for the best and worst movies of the year. And it seems two films covered in blood, sweat and tears topped both categories.
For the Best Movie of 2014, the magazine selected Damien Chazelle‘s Sundance hurricane "Whiplash," which edged out flavor of the moment "Boyhood." The rest of the ten picks lean a bit more mainstream, though two documentaries make the list: the Roger Ebert salute "Life Itself" and "Jodorowsky’s Dune," this year’s ultimate movie about a movie.
As far as the mag’s picks for the year’s worst films, we can’t argue with most of the selections, except "Monuments Men" was more bland than flat out awful, and "Nymphomaniac?" Really? It was certainly divisive, and I can totally see people not liking it, but the movie has more balls (literal and figurative) than anything in the past year (or few years).
Check out the lists below and debate in the comments section.
Entertainment Weekly’s Best Films Of 2014
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Life Itself
6. Guardians Of The Galaxy
7. Gone Girl
10. Jodorowsky’s Dune
Entertainment Weekly’s Worst Films Of 2014
1. Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II
2. Transformers: Age Of Extinction
3. Let’s Be Cops
5. Monuments Men