The Cinematic Highlights of July 2014

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And thus July came and went. It was one of my better months when it comes to movie watching despite the fact that I only had 16 first-time viewings and about three re-watches (there may be more that I forgot to log). It was also my most-varied month in a while as I watched more non-recent films than I usually do, mainly due to the Barnes & Noble Criterion sale (which I spent too much money on). So, yeah, read on to see my top 10 of the year and the other shenanigans. 

Top 10

  1. Dazed and Confused (Ricard Linklater, 1993)
  2. The Suitor (Pierre Etaix, 1963)
  3. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2014)
  4. All that Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955)
  5. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman, 1978)
  6. The Fault in Our Stars (Josh Boone, 2014)
  7. Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953)
  8. Road to Perdition (Sam Mendes, 2002)
  9. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho, 2014)
  10. Seconds (John Frankenheimer, 1966)

Best Re-watch: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

The Worst: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Superlatives

Best Director: Richard Linklater, Dazed and Confused | Jonathan Glazer, Under the Skin

Best Actor: Ansel Elgort, The Fault in Our Stars | Pierre Etaix, The Suitor

Best Actress: Ingrid Bergman & Liv Ullman, Autumn Sonata | Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin | Shailene Woodley, The Fault in Our Stars | Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire

Best Supporting Actor: Paul Newman, Road to Perdition

Best Supporting Actress: Tilda Swinton, Snowpiercer | Laura Dern, The Fault in Our Stars

Best Screenplay: Dazed and Confused

Best Cinematography: All that Heaven Allows | Autumn Sonata | Under the Skin

Best Costume Design: Gate of Hell | All that Heaven Allows | Noah

Best Production Design: Snowpiercer

Best Music: Under the Skin | Dazed and Confused | 300: Rise of an Empire | The Fault in Our Stars

See my complete rankings for the month on Letterboxd

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