2014 Best and Worst

The following are my best and worst rankings in accordance with all of the films that I've seen that were released in 2014:

Best Films:

1. Blue Ruin

2. Boyhood

3. Foxcatcher 

4. Birdman

5. Gone Girl

6. The Grand Budapest Hotel

7. Interstellar

8. Fury

9. Under the Skin

10. Cold In July

Worst Films:

1. Tusk

2. The Amazing Spider-Man 2

3. Divergent

4. Lucy

5. Life After Beth

6. Obvious Child

7. Child of God

Best Leading Performances:

1. Macon Blair: Blue Ruin

2. Steve Carell: Foxcatcher

3. Michael Keaton: Birdman

4. Ralph Fiennes: The Grand Budapest Hotel

5. Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl

6. Jake Gyllenhaal: Nightcrawler

7. Matthew Mcconaughey: Interstellar

8. Essie Davis: The Babadook

8. Phillip Seymour Hoffman: A Most Wanted Man

9. Scarlett Johansen: Under the Skin

10. Scott Haze: Child of God

Best Supporting Performances:

1. J.K. Simmons: Whiplash

2. Ethan Hawke: Boyhood

3. Edward Norton: Birdman

4. Logan Lerman: Fury

5. Patricia Arquette: Boyhood

6. Mark Ruffalo: Foxcatcher

7. Sam Shepherd: Cold In July

8. Tessa Thompson: Dear White People

Best Ensemble Performance

1. Fury

2. Boyhood

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel

4. Foxcatcher

Best Documentary: Jodorowsky's Dune

Best Screenplay: Blue Ruin

Best Directing: Boyhood

(Runner up: Foxcatcher)

Best Cinematography: Birdman

Best Editing: Gone Girl

Best Sound Design/Editing: Fury

Best Art Direction/Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best in Ability to Create a Consistently Significant and Challenging Mise-en-Scene: Blue Ruin

Up and Coming/Ones to Watch: Jeremy Saulnier - Writer, Director, Cinematographer - Blue Ruin 

Honorable Mention: Justin Simien - Writer, Director - Dear White People

Most Overrated Film of the Year : Guardians of the Galaxy

Most Underrated Film of the Year: The Homesman / Calvary