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Critics Top Ten List 2014: Jim Brunzell

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Twin Cities Daily Planet

1. Boyhood, directed by Richard Linklater (USA)

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel, directed by Wes Anderson (USA/Germany/UK)

3. Inherent Vice, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (USA)

4. CITIZENFOUR, directed by Laura Poitras (Germany/USA)

5, Blue Ruin, directed by Jeremy Saulnier (USA/France)

6. The Overnighters, directed by Jesse Moss (USA)

7. Tales of the Grim Sleeper, directed by Nick Broomfield (USA/UK)

8. The Lunchbox, directed by Ritash Batra (India/France)

9. Whiplash, directed by Damien Chazelle (USA)

10. Thou Wast Mild & Lovely, directed by Josephine Decker

Critics Top Ten List 2014: Scott Kurland

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Chelmsford Independent

  1. Boyhood
  2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  3. The Imitation Game
  4. Only Lovers Left Alive
  5. Birdman
  6. Whiplash
  7. What If …
  8. Gone GIrl
  9. Snowpiercer
  10. Obvious Child

Critics Top Ten List 2014: David Poland

Friday, January 9th, 2015
  • Big Eyes
  • Birdman
  • The Book of Life
  • Boyhood
  • Calvary
  • Frank
  • Fury
  • The Gambler
  • Inherent Vice
  • A Most Violent Year
  • Nightcrawler

Critics Top Ten List 2014: Jeff Grantz

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Geek Smash

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. Legends of the Night
  3. Captain America: Winter Soldier
  4. Grand Budapest Hotel
  5. Gone Girl
  6. Skeleton Twins
  7. Horns
  8. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  9. Edge of Tomorrow
  10. Nightcrawler

 

The Top Ten Lists: There’s Boyhood and Then the Rest of the List

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

You can see the individual lists here.

Rank Last Chart Top Tens PhilbrickKirkEdelsteinLawsonDowdKenigsbergVishnevetskyHassengerSchagerZacharek Votes Total
1 1 Boyhood
1 5 1 2 10 6 2 58 456.5
2 2 Grand Budapest Hotel, The
8 3 1 39 266.5
3 4 Under the Skin
6 5 7 1 27 185.5
4 5 Whiplash
5 8 4 2 8 4 7 31 184.0
5 3 Birdman
1 27 182.0
6 7 Selma
10 2 6 27 130.0
7 8 Inherent Vice
7 2 1 18 114.0
8 10 Two Days, One Night
9 4 3 6 16 104.5
9 6 Ida
16 98.0
10 14 Mr. Turner
8 8 1 4 19 93.0
11 11 Nightcrawler
4 16 82.0
12 12 Foxcatcher
4 14 79.0
13 9 Citizenfour
7 4 13 78.0
14 19 Only Lovers Left Alive
9 3 6 3 14 77.5
15 13 Goodbye to Language
6 7 11 73.5
16 16 Snowpiercer
1 7 15 73.0
17 18 Gone Girl
9 4 9 4 18 72.0
18 Leviathan
9 65.0
19 LEGO Movie, The
5 12 64.5
20 20 American Sniper
11 60.0
17 Force Majeure
3 7 9 13 59.0
Winter Sleep
3 8 53.0
Guardians of the Galaxy
3 8 52.0
15 We are the Best
10 49.5
Edge of Tomorrow
8 13 44.0
Immigrant, The
10 9 1 11 39.0
Babadook, The
7 3 8 38.5
Calvary
6 37.5
Interstellar
10 9 11 35.5
Listen Up Philip
2 6 32.5
Love is Strange
1 10 5 30.0
National Gallery
3 2 5 5 29.5
Stray Dogs
5 4 28.0
Life Itself
5 26.0
Last of the Unjust, The
7 3 21.0
Imitation Game, The
5 20.5
Nymphomaniac
4 19.0
Overnighters, The
4 18.0
Mommy
2 4 18.0
Manakamana
4 18.0
Night Moves
3 18.0
Wild
3 18.0
God Help the Girl
2 2 18.0
Missing Picture, The
10 5 17.5
A Most Violent Year
5 17.0
Starred Up
6 3 17.0
Wild Tales
4 16.0
Weekend, Le
4 3 16.0
Theory of Everything, The
2 16.0
Obvious Child
3 15.5
Captain America: Winter Soldier
6 4 14.0
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
10 4 14.0
Guest, The
3 14.0
Strange Little Cat, The
3 5 2 14.0
Tales of the Grim Sleeper
5 2 14.0
What Now? Remind Me
2 14.0
Raid 2, The
4 13.5
John Wick
3 13.5
Stranger by the Lake
8 3 13.5
Stand Clear of Closing Doors
2 13.5
Jodorowsky's Dune
6 4 13.0
Last Days in Vietnam
3 13.0
Bird People
2 13.0
Norte, the End of History
2 13.0
Song of the Sea
2 12.5
Locke
3 12.0
Homesman, The
2 11.5
Fury
2 10.5
Actress
2 10.0
Skeleton Twins, The
2 10.0
22 Jump Street
3 8.5
Over Your Dead Body
8 2 8.5
Unbroken
2 8.5
20
000 3 8.0
Dear White People
3 8.0
Maps to the Stars
2 8.0
Blue Rain
8 3 7.0
How to Train Your Dragon 2
2 7.0
Joe
10 3 6.0
Beyond the Lights
4 5.0
Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A
10 2 2.0
X-Men: Days of Future Past
10 3 1.0

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One Vote Wonders
Wind Rises, The
1 10
Virunga
1 10
Jealousy
1 10
Horse Money
1 10
12 Years a Slave
1 10
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely
1 9
Rambleras
1 9
Most Wanted Man, A
1 9
Dance of Reality, The
1 9
Coherence
1 9
Battered Bastards of Baseball
2 1 9
Mood Indigo
1 8
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
1 8
Unknown Known, The
1 7
Tales of the Princess Kaguya
1 7
Story of my Death
1 7
Owners, The
1 7
Muppets Most Wanted
1 7
Lucy
1 7
Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
1 7
Field in England, A
5 1 6
Beloved Sisters
5 1 6
Particle History
1 6
Salt of the Earth, The
1 5.5
Peaky Blinders
1 5.5
Lunchbox, The
1 5.5
Get On Up
1 5.5
Free Fall
1 5.5
Equalizer, The
1 5.5
Danger 5
1 5.5
Cold in July
1 5.5
Bad Words
1 5.5
While We're Young
1 5
Revenge of the Mekons
6 1 5
Pulp: A Film About Life
6 1 5
Ne Me Quitte Pas
1 5
King of Escape, The
1 5
Fault in our Stars, The
1 5
Death & Supermarkets
6 1 5
Tribe, The
1 4
They Came Together
1 4
Rover, The
1 4
Li'l Quinquin
1 4
Godzilla
1 4
Fifi Howls from Happiness
1 4
Breakfast with Curtis
1 4
112 Weddings
1 4
Zero Motivation
1 3
Proxy
1 3
Kill Team, The
1 3
Jimmy P
1 3
Why Don't You Play in Hell?
9 1 2
War of Lies
1 2
Top Five
1 2
Thy Womb
1 2
Pride
9 1 2
Point and Shoot
1 2
Memphis
1 2
Jersey Boys, The
1 2
Inside Llewyn Davis
1 2
Everyday
1 2
Paddington
1 1
Manuscripts Don't Burn
1 1
Into the Woods
1 1
Heaven Knows What
1 1
Great Invisible, The
1 1
Ernest & Celestine
1 1
Class Enemy
1 1
Cheap Thrills
1 1
Butter on the Latch
1 1

Critics Top Ten List 2014: Jami Philbrick

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

I Am Rogue

  1. Birdman
  2. Battered Bastards of Baseball
  3. Guardians of the Galaxy
  4. Nightcrawler
  5. Whiplash
  6. Captain America: Winter Soldier
  7. Inherent Vice
  8. Grand Budapest Hotel
  9. Only Lovers Left ALive
  10. Selma

 

The Top Ten Lists: And Boyhood Stands Alone

Monday, December 29th, 2014

You can see the individual lists here.

Rank Last Chart Top Tens SextonThompsonRiversTaylorMcWeenyFineHassingerRapoldD JohnsonStrauss Votes Total
1 1 Boyhood
2 2 3 3 2 6 * 1 39 308.5
2 3 Grand Budapest Hotel, The
8 8 5 5 1 * 2 27 195.5
3 2 Birdman
1 1 * 1 21 144.0
4 7 Under the Skin
7 2 1 5 19 131.5
5 4 Whiplash
6 * 7 19 110.0
6 6 Ida
6 5 5 2 15 97.0
7 5 Selma
7 4 4 20 96.0
8 10 Inherent Vice
1 * 6 13 81.0
9 8 Citizenfour
* 7 11 67.0
10 Two Days, One Night
4 7 4 9 59.5
11 17 Nightcrawler
5 2 8 9 13 58.0
12 9 Foxcatcher
* 6 10 57.0
13 11 Goodbye to Language
* 8 55.5
14 15 Mr. Turner
6 3 * 9 12 54.0
15 15 We are the Best
4 3 9 46.5
16 14 Snowpiercer
9 10 43.0
17 18 Force Majeure
6 3 9 41.0
18 13 Gone Girl
10 40.0
19 Only Lovers Left Alive
5 7 39.5
20 12 American Sniper
7 38.0
Calvary
10 6 37.5
Edge of Tomorrow
* 8 5 9 34.0
20 Interstellar
9 9 32.5
Guardians of the Galaxy
5 31.0
19 LEGO Movie, The
8 6 30.5
Leviathan
3 5 28.0
Winter Sleep
4 4 27.0
Babadook, The
7 5 22.5
Immigrant, The
9 6 22.0
Stray Dogs
3 22.0
Life Itself
4 21.0
Nymphomaniac
4 8 4 19.0
Love is Strange
3 19.0
Last of the Unjust, The
2 17.0
Missing Picture, The
3 4 16.5
Theory of Everything, The
2 16.0
Wild
2 15.0
Night Moves
2 14.0
What Now? Remind Me
2 14.0
Last Days in Vietnam
3 13.0
Guest, The