Film, music, media and related arts - subjective contemplation and commentary, with consideration of the intrinsic duality, interminable relevance and evolving artistry of each.
Exhibition of original and contributed visual arts, music and writings.
With occasional reflection on the perpetual absurdity/intrigue of life and society in general.
The venerable French journal Cahiers du Cinéma has posted its Top 10 movies of 2014, and though it's only available in print, a few kind souls have posted the list online. International release dates being what they are, it includes titles that, as far as American voting bodies are concerned, hail from both 2013 ("The Wind Rises") and 2015 ("Maps to the Stars"), and a few that don't have U.S. distribution — Alain Cavalier's "Paradise" hasn't even made a splash on the festival circuit. But put it up against the results of the Sight & Sound poll, and you can see international opinion beginning to coalesce around movies like "Goodbye to Language" and "Under the Skin," which might bolster their chances for future recognition.
Cahiers du Cinéma's Top 10 Films of 2014 1. "L'il Quinquin" 2. "Goodbye to Language" 3. "Under the Skin" 4. "Maps to the Stars" 5. "The Wind Rises" 6. "Nymphomaniac" 7. "Mommy" 8. "Love Is Strange" 9. "Paradise" 10. "Our Sunhi"