The Spectacular Next: Ten Movies to See in 2014
As awards season draws nearer and best-of-the-year lists keep rolling in, there's only one thing left to do: get excited about what comes next.
Here's ten films you won't want to miss in 2014.
1. Adieu au language (Dir. Jean-Luc Godard)
Jean-Luc Godard, former master of the French nouvelle vague, proved with 2010's extraordinary Film Socialisme that he remains among the most accomplished filmmakers working. His latest effort, the 3D experiment Adieu au language (Goodbye to Language), looks no less ambitious or exciting, as the three-minute trailer released over the summer quite compellingly suggests.
2. Under the Skin (Dir. Jonathan Glazer)
The best film at 2013's Toronto International Film Festival by a wide margin, British director Jonathan Glazer's sublime science-fiction drama Under the Skin is a genuine revelation, one of the most original moviesin years. Glazer found acclaim with his first two features, Birth and Sexy Beast, but Under the Skin finds him graduating to the level of mastery. We may finally have an heir to Kubrick.
3. Only Lovers Left Alive (Dir. Jim Jarmusch)
You might not expect Jim Jarmusch, poet laureate of the American indie, to have much interest in the apparently never-ending vampire trend -- it's difficult to imagine Twilight for the Tom Waits set. And yet for a life-long hipster, the bloodsucking undead have one obvious appeal: They've quite literally seen, heard and read it all before you. It's in this sardonic spirit of cool that Jarmusch offers his take on a tired genre, and the results are a delight.