|The Grand Budapest Hotel moved higher up the list after a second look.|
Six months have passed, and it's time to look at best that 2014's first half had to offer. I didn't get to see everything, but I only have about a dozen films to catch on DVD/streaming when they're available in the next couple of months. Admittedly, my list is probably not as strong as it was last year. That said, I love my top five, and I'd be happy if it looked the same at the end of the year. I hate to just dump the list without any further comments, but I'm finishing the images for my 2014 Halfway CinSpec Awards tomorrow and didn't have time.
By the way, the films I haven't seen yet include Under the Skin, The Immigrant, The Rover, Palo Alto, Dom Hemingway, Locke, Young and Beautiful, Only Lovers Left Alive, The Raid 2, Night Moves, Venus in Fur, Begin Again, Snowpiercer, Ida, and Obvious Child.
10. X-Men: Days of Future Past (dir. Bryan Singer)
9. Joe (dir. David Gordon Green)
8. Edge of Tomorrow (dir. Doug Liman)
7. Happy Christmas (dir. Joe Swanberg)
6. Words and Pictures (dir. Fred Schepisi)
5. Nymphomaniac (dir. Lars von Trier)
4. Enemy (dir. Denis Villeneuve)
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (dir. Wes Anderson)
2. Noah (dir. Darren Aronofsky)