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Sheldon’s 2014 Fifteen (Plus Five) Movies!

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After careful consideration – and with some trepidation – I’ve finally put together my final list of my favorite movies from 2014. It was the first time in a long while that I saw more than 200 movies and a lot of them were incredibly good (a lot were incredibly bad, or boring, but I’ve already dealt with those).

As usual, these are the films that got me laughing, crying, engaged in conversations and generally made my brain fizz in a good way. As usual, anyone who says it was a crap year for movies just wasn’t paying attention.

Also note that two movies – Selma and Boyhood (despite their importance in terms of history and/or unique concepts) did not make my favorites list – not because they were bad films. They were not. They were very, very good ones. They just didn’t connect with me as much as these twenty did.

So, hold your breath – here we go…

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Birdman Wins Three Indie Spirit Awards!

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Birdman won three Indie Spirit Awards this afternoon – Best Picture, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton) and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) – while Boyhood, its major competitor for the Oscars®, nabbed Best Director (Richard Linklater) and Best Supporting Female (Patricia Arquette). Julianne Moore won Best Female Lead for Still Alice.

Citizenfour won Best Documentary, J.K. Simmons got Best Supporting Male, and Ida won Best Foreign Film. For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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DGA Awards Nominations for TV and Documentary films Announced!

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The last of the Directors Guild of America’s DGA Awards nominations were unveiled today. Once again, network television was shut out. Homeland directors were nominated for two episodes, Game of Thrones one and House of Cards one.

The complete list of nominees follows the jump.

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Boyhood Dominates New Film Critics Circle Awards!

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Boyhood was the only triple winner at the 80th New York York Film Critics Circle Awards – snapping up the Best Picture, Best Director (Richard Linlater) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) awards. The Immigrant nabbed two awards – Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress (Marion Cotillard).

The Lego Movie was chosen for Best Animated Film and citizenfour got the award for Best Nonfiction Film. A complete list of winners follows the jump.

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National Society of Film Critics Cite Goodbye To Language as Best of 2014!

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The National Society of Film Critics has named Jean-Luc Goddard’s 3-D  film Goodbye To Language as the best film of 2014. Boyhood and Birdman were runners up.

The Society also named their selections for Best Director (Richard Linklater, Boyhood), Best Non-Fiction Film (citizenfour), Best Screenplay (The Grand Budapest Hotel), Best Cinematography (Dick Pope, Mr. Turner), Best Actor (Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner), Best Actress (Marion Cotilliard, Two Days, One Night), Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons, whiplash) and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette, Boyhood).

The National Society of Film Critics also lists runners up for all awards. For a complete list, follow the jump.

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