As December comes upon us, Oscar season has arrived. Over these next few weeks I hope to get caught up on my reviews that have backlogged including Nightcrawler, Fury, The One I Love, Cold in July, and Venus in Fur. As for our End of Year Top 10 List, while I’ve seen 81 films from 2014 so far, there are still a large handful of films I must see before making final decisions. These include: A Most Violent Year, Inherent Vice, Frank,
The Imitation Game, Big Eyes, The Theory of Everything, Unbroken, Selma, and Foxcatcher. This means the release of our Top 10 List will likely be delayed until sometime in January at the earliest, so stay tuned. One film I just can’t see myself watching this last month is the final chapter of the Hobbit trilogy. Having hated the first two movies Peter Jackson needlessly created, I have little desire to put myself through a third installment (however anything is possible).
As this first year of AmateurCinephile winds down, we’d like to thank you all for visiting and sharing in our love of cinema. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and happy viewing.-JL