My Year in Film: 2014

Many accolades for Under the Skin, Blue Ruin, Birdman, The Lego Movie and more.

The movie camera was invented in 1891 and one hundred and twenty-three years later, film remains as relevant an art form as it was in 19—, when Thomas Edison first used it to upstage some rival or another. 2014 brought us a huge, steaming pile of cinematic magic, and whether it was Michael Keaton running around in his briefs, the Babadook scaring young children, Chris Evans telling us what babies taste like, or Michael Fassbender blazing new trails in extremely likable music, one thing remained true: everything was awesome, and we were all Groot.

Here’s my look back at the best of 2014.

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