2014 Film Journal

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Here are all the films I've seen in 2014, including the date of viewing and rating (out of 5 stars).

I've highlighted 5 star films in red and the 4.5 star films in blue. These are, in my opinion, the best films I've seen this year, so I want to highlight them as recommended.
  • Normal: Viewed on DVD, Blu-Ray, or Instant Streaming
  • Bold: Viewed in theaters
  • Italics: Previously viewed
  • Underlined: Viewed at VIFF
5-star Rating (100-point Rating) Personal / Aesthetic / Spiritual
5 (95-100) Favorite / Masterpiece / Divine Encounter
4.5 (88-94) Exceptional / Well-Crafted Work of Art / Enriching and Transformative
4 (78-87) Great / Exciting, Affecting, Memorable Achievement / Enlightening
3.5 (68-77) Very Good / Interesting Concept and Execution / Evoking
3 (58-67) Good / Interesting Concept or Execution / Eye-Opening
2.5 (48-57) Mixed Feelings / Flawed but Worthy / Moderately Insightful
2 (38-47) Disappointing / Mediocre and Uninteresting / Secular
1.5 (28-37) Regrettable / Notably Flawed and Frustrating / Guilt-inducing
1 (18-27) Enraging / Wholly Deficient / Shameful
0.5 (8-17) Failure / Offensive / Toxic
0 (0-7) Atrocity / Gouge My Eyes Out / Sinful
1. Drug War (2013): 1/2, 3 stars
2. American Hustle (2013): 1/4, 2.5 stars
3. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013): 1/7, 3 stars
4. Frozen (2013): 1/8, 3.5 stars
5. Skyfall (2012): 1/9, 4 stars
6. 17 Again (2009): 1/15, 2.5 stars
7. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986): 1/17, 5 stars
8. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy (2004): 1/18, 4.5 stars
9. A Hijacking (2012): 1/25, 3.5 stars
10. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013): 1/26, 3 stars
11. A Serious Man (2009): 1/27, 5 stars
12. The Hunt (2013): 2/11, 4 stars
13. 21 Jump Street (2012): 2/12, 3 stars
14. An Affair to Remember (1957): 2/13, 3 stars
15. The LEGO Movie (2014): 2/15, 4.5 stars
16. Short Term 12 (2013): 2/15, 5 stars
17. Frances Ha (2013): 2/16, 4.5 stars
18. The Spectacular Now (2013): 2/17, 3.5 stars
19. All Is Lost (2013): 2/17, 4 stars
20. Fargo (1996): 2/22, 4.5 stars
21. Blue Jasmine (2013): 2/24, 3.5 stars
22. City of God (2002): 2/25, 4 stars
23. Contagion (2011): 2/25, 3.5 stars
24. The Square (2013): 3/2, 3.5 stars
25. Prisoners (2013): 3/5, 4 stars
26. Prometheus (2012): 3/8, 2.5 stars
27. Following (1998): 3/8, 3.5 stars
28. The Wolverine (2013): 3/10, 2 stars
29. The Loneliest Planet (2011): 3/11, 3.5 stars
30. North by Northwest (1959): 3/14, 4.5 stars
31. Trance (2013): 3/17, 2 stars
32. Singin' in the Rain (1952): 3/19, 5 stars
33. The Counselor (2013): 3/20, 2.5 stars
34. Up (2009): 3/21, 5 stars
35. The East (2013): 3/22, 2.5 stars
36. Fanboys (2009): 3/22, 2 stars
37. The Godfather (1972): 3/22, 5 stars
38. The Kid with a Bike (2011): 3/23, 5 stars
39. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977): 3/27, 5 stars
40. The Heat (2013): 3/29, 2.5 stars
41. Dallas Buyers Club (2013): 4/1, 3 stars
42. When the Game Stands Tall (2014): 4/2, 3 stars
43. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): 4/2, 4 stars
44. Noah (2014): 4/2, 4 stars
45. Groundhog Day (1993): 4/7, 4.5 stars
46. First Blood (1982): 4/14, 2.5 stars
47. Team America: World Police (2004): 4/14, 2 stars
48. The Way, Way Back (2013): 4/18, 4 stars
49. The Miracle Maker (2000): 4/19, 4.5 stars
50. Sullivan's Travels (1941): 4/21, 5 stars
51. District 9 (2009): 4/21, 4 stars
52. Philomena (2013): 4/24, 4.5 stars
53. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010): 4/27, 3 stars
54. Carrie (1976): 4/28, 3 stars
55. The Truman Show (1998): 4/28, 5 stars
56. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014): 5/10, 3.5 stars
57. The Kid (1921): 5/13, 4.5 stars
58. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011): 5/13, 3 stars
59. Gravity (2013): 5/16, 5 stars
60. Godzilla (2014): 5/17, 3 stars
61. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014): 5/18, 2.5 stars
62. The General (1926): 5/21, 5 stars
63. God Loves Uganda (2013): 5/22, 2 stars
64. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014): 5/28, 4 stars
65. Enough Said (2013): 6/4, 4 stars
66. The Kings of Summer (2013): 6/10, 3.5 stars
67. How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014): 6/13, 3 stars
68. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001): 6/15, 4.5 stars
69. The Giver (2014): 6/19, 3.5 stars
70. Her (2013): 6/25, 4.5 stars
71. Veronica Mars (2014): 6/27, 3 stars
72. Fruitvale Station (2013): 6/28, 4 stars
73. The Immigrant (2014): 4.5 stars
74. Drinking Buddies (2013): 3.5 stars
75. Blade Runner (Theatrical Version) (1982): 5 stars
76. The Remaining (2014): 7/11, 1.5 stars
77. Begin Again (2014): 7/15, 4 stars
78. The Giver (2014): 7/16, 2.5 stars
79. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014): 7/16, 4 stars
80. 20 Feet from Stardom (2013): 7/29, 4 stars
81. Dear Mr. Watterson (2013): 7/30, 2.5 stars
82. Guardians Of The Galaxy (2014): 8/1, 4 stars
83. Boyhood (2014): 8/2, 4.5 stars
84. Good Will Hunting (1997): 8/15, 5 stars
85. Vertigo (1958): 8/16, 5 stars
86. Frank (2014): 8/19, 3.5 stars
87. Noah (2014): 8/26, 4 stars
88. Mean Girls (2004): 8/27, 3.5 stars
89. Nebraska (2013): 9/1, 3 stars
90. The Giver (2014): 9/2, 2.5 stars
91. Rear Window (1954): 9/5, 4.5 stars
92. The Past (2013): 9/6, 4.5 stars
93. Amelie (2001): 9/8, 5 stars
94. Secrets & Lies (1996): 9/9, 5 stars
95. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012): 9/14, 2.5 stars
96. Wadjda (2013): 9/21, 4.5 stars
97. The Addiction (1995): 9/22, 3.5 stars
98. Wild (2014): 9/26, 4 stars
99. Foxcatcher (2014): 9/26, 3.5 stars
100. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (2014): 9/27, 4 stars
101. A History of Violence (2005): 9/28, 4.5 stars
102. Tim's Vermeer (2013): 9/28, 3.5 stars
103. Horse Money (2014): 9/29, 4 stars
104. Maps to the Stars (2014): 9/29, 1.5 stars
105. The LEGO Movie (2014): 9/30, 4.5 stars
106. Two Days, One Night (2014): 10/1, 5 stars
107. Listen Up Philip (2014): 10/1, 3 stars
108. Winter Sleep (2014): 10/1, 4.5 stars
109. Seven (1995): 10/4, 5 stars
110. Leviathan (2014): 10/5, 3.5 stars
111. Class Enemy (2014): 10/5, 4 stars
112. Paths of Glory (1957): 10/6, 5 stars
113. Barbara (2012): 10/6, 3 stars
114. Gone Girl (2014): 10/7, 3.5 stars
115. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013): 10/9, 3 stars
116. The Fisher King (1991): 10/14, 3 stars
117. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011): 10/14, 2 stars
118. Like Father, Like Son (2013): 10/18, 4.5 stars
119. Fury (2014): 10/20, 3 stars
120. The Cabin in the Woods (2012): 10/25, 3 stars
121. Jodorowsky's Dune (2013): 10/26, 3.5 stars
122. Zelig (1983): 10/27, 4.5 stars
123. Under the Skin (2013): 10/30, 2.5 stars
124. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2014): 11/2, 4 stars
125. Intolerable Cruelty (2003): 11/2, 2 stars
126. This Is Martin Bonner (2013): 11/5, 5 stars
127. Whiplash (2014): 11/6, 4.5 stars
128. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): 11/6, 2.5 stars
129. Princess Mononoke (1997): 11/9, 4 stars
130. Interstellar (2014): 11/11, 2.5 stars
131. Baraka (1992): 11/15, 4 stars
132. Nightcrawler (2014): 11/16, 3 stars
133. Le Mepris (Contempt) (1963): 11/17, 3.5 stars
134. Evil Dead II (1987): 11/22, 1.5 stars
135. The Return (2003): 11/22, 4.5 stars
136. The A-Team (2010): 11/23, 1.5 stars
137. Frozen (2013): 11/24, 3.5 stars
138. I Know That Voice (2013): 11/24, 3 stars
139. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): 11/25, 2.5 stars
140. Snowpiercer (2014): 11/28, 3.5 stars
141. Ida (2014): 11/30, 4.5 stars
142. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): 12/3, 4 stars
143. Only Lovers Left Alive (2014): 12/5, 3 stars
144. Pitch Perfect (2012): 12/6, 3.5 stars
145. Blue Ruin (2013): 12/8, 4 stars
146. Particle Fever (2013): 12/9, 3 stars
147. The Warriors (1979): 12/13, 3 stars
148. Ernest & Celestine (2012): 12/13, 4 stars
149. American Beauty (1999): 12/14, 1.5 stars
150. The Overnighters (2014): 12/15, 4 stars
151. The Selfish Giant (2013): 12/16, 3.5 stars
152. Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014): 12/17, 3 stars
153. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014): 12/19, 3 stars
154. The Other F Word (2011): 12/21, 3 stars
155. Locke (2014): 12/26, 3.5 stars
156. The Sunset Limited (2011): 12/26, 4 stars
157. Force Majeure (2014): 12/27, 3.5 stars
158. The Double (2014): 12/27, 3 stars
159. The Trip to Italy (2014): 12/27, 3.5 stars
160. The One I Love (2014): 12/28, 2 stars
161. As It Is in Heaven (2014): 12/29, 3.5 stars
162. La Jetee (1962): 12/29, 4.5 stars
163. The Babadook (2014): 12/30, 4 stars
164. F for Fake (1973): 12/30, 2 stars
165. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985): 12/31, 4.5 stars

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