TUMP [Bonus – Top Ten of 2014]

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The year of 2014 is over and it’s time for all of us as a collective on the podcast to say goodbye by talking about our favourite films of the year. It may already be mid way through the month of January but it’s still time to chip in our nominees for the year end.
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Looking Forward To 2015: The Director’s View

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis year feels like it will a big year for me and my constant, unfounded, need to consume more of the film canon. I want to take a more round about approach to it though. While I generally find myself watching any random movie day in day out for any number of incalculable reasons I tend to try and find some specific segment of film history to bite deep into. I did the Blindspots for a couple of years and I even tried to follow the 1001 Films You Should See Before You Die list (I should look at that again and see what I’ve knocked off the list in the last few years). Continue reading

The 2015 Tally: Week 1 (1/1/15 – 9/1/15)

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I feel since it’s a new year and one of my big resolutions is to revive all of my writing efforts while at the same time reinvent myself as a writer (as best I can) I can start this weekly tradition up again. That being just listing out films I’ve been watching and giving a bit of an update as to plans for the week to come.

This week I’ve been doing what many others have. I’ve been simultaneously wrapping up 2014 with the obligatory listicles about the films of 2014 as well as the non-2014 films I enjoyed throughout the year and at the same time watching as many of those films as possible just because I get jealous of the internet talking about all the best movies I don’t get to see all year gone by. January has always been a very heavy catch up month for me in movies as all the award-y movies of November and December tend to hit my theatre after all the nominations have been announced in my theatre’s hope that ¬†all the people who’ve been neglecting their establishment will rush in to see all these clearly decided upon ‘great’ films. It never works, but it gives me a chance to see some of these movies I’ve been looking forward to for over 18-months. Continue reading

My Top 20 Films of 2014

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Yesterday I posted my list of films that as I generally wade through the years of film canon I enjoyed immensely. If you missed it go and check it out for me and say something about it (or not).

Today I will be talking about the topic that if you’re reading this you’re probably already tired of hearing about. My favourite films of the year gone by. I’m certain I share a lot of titles with many of my online colleagues and I can spend the next 2/3 lines mentioning the myriad of films that I’ve not seen due to geographical or many other reasons. Regardless here are 20 films of all the 2014 theatrical releases that I love and would love to widely recommend to you guys to check out.

*I just want to say that while you may see a number ranking in this post I really don’t mean it. I honestly feel that this list order is interchangeable dependent on the day and mood I’m in. Feel free to take all of these films as a collective and not a competitive rout. Continue reading