The Cinematic Highlights of October 2014

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So October came and went, and that means that I got to watch a greater number of horror films than I would watch in a given month. All of them were at the very least good, and there was a masterpiece amongst them. I also continued to catch up with the 2014 movies that I’ve had missed, and watched David Fincher’s latest film, which has gotten better the more I think about it, but nonetheless remains one of the biggest disappointments of the year. But with that said, the best thing that I saw this month was an Australian sitcom.

Top 10

  1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
  2. Ida (Pawel Kolikowski, 2014)
  3. Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, 2008)
  4. Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979)
  5. Begin Again (John Carney, 2014)
  6. Wrinkles (Ignacio Ferreras, 2011)
  7. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Joe & Anthony Russo, 2014)
  8. A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)
  9. The Howling (Joe Dante, 1989)
  10. Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

The Actual Best Thing I Saw This Month: Please Like Me Seasons 1 & 2 (Created by Josh Thomas, directed by Matthew Saville)

Honorable Mention: Pumpkinhead (Stan Winston, 1988)

Best Re-watch: Ed Wood | Shaun of the Dead | Singin’ in the Rain

The Worst: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (Charles B. Pierece, 1976)

Superlatives

Best Director: Tobe Hooper, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Best Actor: Josh Thomas, Please Like Me | Ben Affleck, Gone Girl

Best Actress: Agata Kulesza & Agata Trzebuchowska, Ida | Keira Knightley, Begin Again | Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Best Supporting Actor: Klaus Kinski, Nosferatu the Vampyr

Best Supporting Actress: Isabelle Sadoyan, Summer Hours

Best Screenplay: Wrinkles

Best Cinematography: Ida | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Best Costumes: Begin Again | Gone Girl

Best Production Design: Hausu | A Nightmare on Elm Street | The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

Best Music: Nosferatu the Vampyre

See my complete rankings for the month on Letterboxd.

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