The Best and Worst of 2014

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.


The 10 Best Films

  1. Interstellar
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy
  3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  4. Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau
  5. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  6. The Babadook
  7. Rocks in My Pockets
  8. Predestination
  9. Edge of Tomorrow
  10. The Infinite Man

Worst Films

  1. Bill the Galactic Hero
  2. 90210 Shark Attack
  3. The Legend of Hercules
  4. In the Name of the King 3
  5. Flowers in the Attic

Best Director

Christophe Gans – Beauty and the Beast
Jennifer Kent – The Babadook (*)
David Mich̫d РThe Rover
Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Julie Taymor – A Midsummer Night’s Dream


Best Original Screenplay

The Infinite Man (*)
Interstellar
The Rover
The Voices
Young Ones


Best Adapted Screenplay

Edge of Tomorrow
Predestination (*)
Radio Free Albemuth
RoboCop
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For


Best Actor

Robert Pattinson – The Rover
Guy Pearce – The Rover
Chris Pratt – Guardians of the Galaxy
Andy Serkis (+ CGI artists) – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (*)
Dan Stevens – The Guest


Best Actress

Essie Davis – The Babadook (*)
Katie Holmes – Miss Meadows
Zoe Kazan – In Your Eyes
Susan Sarandon – The Calling
Sarah Snook – Predestination


Best Supporting Actor

Christopher Heyerdahl – The Calling
Nicholas Hoult – Young Ones
Toby Kebbell (+ CGI artists) – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Ben Kingsley – Eliza Graves
Bill Paxton – Edge of Tomorrow (*)


Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Chastain – Interstellar
Eva Green – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (*)
Sheila Kelley – The Guest
Brit Marling – I Origins
Lauren Lee Smith – Ascension


Best Cinematography

Beauty and the Beast
I Origins
Monsters: Dark Continent
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (*)
300: Rise of an Empire


Best Special Effects

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Godzilla (*)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
Transformers: Age of Extinction


Best Makeup Effects

Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
Dead Snow 2
Guardians of the Galaxy (*)
Late Phases
Spring
Wolves


Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy (*)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Maleficent
300: Rise of an Empire