Mathew Englander (mathew5000) wrote,
Mathew Englander
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2014 movies

The Oscar nominations will be announced in a couple of hours. To be eligible in the Best Picture category, and in most of the other categories for feature-length films, a film needs to have played a “qualifying run” in Los Angeles in 2014. There are a few other conditions, and the producers need to formally submit an eligibility form. The Academy <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oscars.org/news/323-feature-films-contention-2014-best-picture-oscar">has announced</a> that 323 features are in contention. Of course, most of them stand no chance of being nominated because there is no “For Your Consideration” campaign behind them. I went through <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/2014_reminder_list.pdf">the reminder list [PDF]</a> of eligible films and noted which films on the list I had seen (the total came to 45) and which I still want to see (57). First, here's the 2014 Oscar-contending films I have seen, along with my rating of how much I liked the film.

movies seen (as of 2015-01-14)


rating from 0 to 10

Abuse of Weakness

4

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

5

Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

7

The Blue Room

6

Citizenfour

8

Dear White People

6

Devil’s Knot

8

Edge of Tomorrow

9

Finding Vivian Maier

9

A Five Star Life

7

Force Majeure

10

Foxcatcherr

7

Fury

6

The Gambler

8

The German Doctor

7

God’s Pocket

8

Gone Girl

7

The Grand Budapest Hotel

5

How to Train Your Dragon 2

5

Human Capital

9

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

9

Ida

8

The Imitation Game

9

Inherent Vice

3

Interstellar

9

Jodorowsky’s Dune

7

Leviathan

5

Lucy

8

The Lunchbox

10

A Most Wanted Man

5

Night Moves

6

Nightcrawler

10

Obvious Child

7

Only Lovers Left Alive

5

Rocks in My Pockets

5

Rosewater

9

St. Vincent

9

The Salt of the Earth

6

Stranger by the Lake

5

The Theory of Everything

6

Tracks

8

Two Days, One Night

3

Under the Skin

8

Wild

8

Wild Tales

10


Here are the movies from the Oscar Reminder List that I have not seen but still want to:

Anita [documentary] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481202/combined

Antarctica: A Year on Ice [documentary]

Bad Words

Belle

The Best of Me

The Better Angels [Diane Kruger, Brit Marling]

Better Living Through Chemistry

Big Hero 6

Black or White

Boyhood

Cake

Cesar Chavez

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

The Double

The Drop

The Equalizer

Fort Bliss

Frank

Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

The Good Lie

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Homesman [?]

I Origins

The Immigrant

In Secret

Kill the Messenger

The Lego Movie

Life of Crime

Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed

Locke

Low Down

Million Dollar Arm

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants

Miss Julie

A Most Violent Year

My Old Lady

Non-Stop

The November Man

Pompeii

Pride

The Quiet Ones

The Railway Man

The Rover

Selma

The Skeleton Twins

Still Alice

3 Days to Kill

Top Five

Tusk

The Two Faces of January

Veronica Mars

Walking With the Enemy

Wetlands

Whiplash

X-Men: Days of Future Past

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