We are half way through 2014 and here is the second half of my top ten of the year from January to June.

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  • Comment number 57. Posted by GanguMovies

    on 6 Feb 2015 13:08

    i thought the film Her was great too i think the cinemtography did a great job of sucking you into that world in the not too distant future

  • Comment number 56. Posted by GanguMovies

    on 6 Feb 2015 13:05

    Not sure why Under The Skin is many people's favourite movie, I enjoyed it and found it interesting but not sure if I would call it a great film or piece of Cinema it was just intersting and I was invested in the Alien type creature. However, I would have enjoyed seeing more development in her character.

    I couldn't make a list of my favourite films but I did really enjoy Nightcrawler, I enjoyed it because there was no morale high ground in the film, it was just bad or motivated people will stop at nothing to achieve their goals and be successful the end.

    The main character even though poisoned by ambition and evil was quite likeable.

  • Comment number 55. Posted by corylus

    on 19 Aug 2014 16:54

    1. The Two Faces of January
    2. Grand Budapest Hotel
    3. Calvary
    4. Boyhood
    5. The Immigrant
    6. Transcendence
    7. Her
    8. Guardians of the Galaxy
    9. X-Men Days of Future Past
    10. Joe

  • Comment number 54. Posted by Gramscian

    on 12 Aug 2014 13:48

    Thanks for your suggestions Harry Limes and thanks for the amendment! Sometimes these films get released so late in a year that they come after the year's list is made and then also fall off the following year's list for not being 'in that year'. The list dilemma...

  • Comment number 53. Posted by hucko003

    on 12 Aug 2014 13:43

    My Top 10 Films Of The Year So Far.... (Including Awards season)

    10) American Hustle
    9) Dallas Buyers Club
    8) Under The Skin
    7) The Lego Movie
    6) Calvary
    5) Transcendence
    4) The Wolf Of Wall Street
    3) Noah
    2) Out Of The Furnace
    1) 12 Years A Slave

    Still need to see - 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Divergent, The Last Days On Mars, Locke, Enemy and Chef

    Obviously would have had Boyhood, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and Guardians Of The Galaxy in this list if it included July

  • Comment number 52. Posted by rosstmiller

    on 11 Aug 2014 19:08

    My list includes those films that were technically last year for the US and critics over here:

    10. X-Men: Days of Future Past
    9. Guardians of the Galaxy
    8. The Wolf of Wall Street
    7. The Lego Movie
    6. The Raid 2
    5. Inside Llewyn Davis
    4. 12 Years a Slave
    3. Boyhood
    2. Her
    1. Under the Skin

  • Comment number 51. Posted by madgirlipswich

    on 11 Aug 2014 16:48

    Wasn't expecting that - thought the top slot was going to be Boyhood even though its outside the date range. When Frank hit the screen I gave a huge grin. Brilliant, bizarre, joyful film. I'd forgotten how much I loved it. Great choice.

    Quibbles - No Edge of Tom or Locke

  • Comment number 50. Posted by Harry Limes Shadow

    on 11 Aug 2014 15:52

    @49 The Patience Stone was actually a 2013 release as i saw it last year but it's good that someone other than me on this blog has seen it, as not many people have, Kermode included it seems. I'm not aware Mark's seen We Are The Best either, although i'm one of the minority who just found a drag.

  • Comment number 49. Posted by Gramscian

    on 11 Aug 2014 15:11

    Patience Stone and We Are The Best! are the two big omissions from your list up to June.

  • Comment number 48. Posted by Berba_Was_King

    on 11 Aug 2014 13:34

    @45 - oh dear, you clearly have no taste lol

    Grand Budapest is without doubt one of those films that I clearly didn't 'get' and I usually really like Wes Anderson films. I thought it was dull, unfunny & visually played almost like a parody of an Anderson film. Tennebaums & Darjeeling much better.

    You also pick a MacFarlane film as being better than a Scorsese one! Again, you clearly have no taste and you can have your Guardians, I'll have the Apes!

    I imagine you probably think Nolan is overrated as well.

    @47 - and some are including actual films that were released in the UK in Jan but according to Kermode these can't be included either. Seeing as I'm neither a film critic or live in the US that's pretty low!

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