2014 was definitely an interesting year for movies, as an exciting amount of great films (“Interstellar,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood,” “Nightcrawler”) went head-to-head with a not-so-surprising assortment of garbage (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Transformers: Age of Extinction”). Now you can experience them all again in YouTube user Miguel Branco’s fast-paced and cleverly-edited equal opportunity ode to 2014 releases, titled “Cinefile 2014.”
Branco cuts various lines and shots together in such a seamless way as to bind these works together as a whole. Even though it looks like the shots were picked at random, there’s a deliberate structure to the video, as explained in this detailed breakdown. Able to create a sense of nostalgia for a year that’s not over yet, “Cinefile 2014” proves to be a remarkable cinematic tribute. Also, it reminds us that there are still lots of great films from 2014 that we need to catch up with. In the case of this writer, they are “Foxcatcher” and “Whiplash.” You can watch the video below.