In terms of the “major” films left to see there are Selma (Jan. 9), Winter Sleep (Jan.9), American Sniper (Jan.16), Still Alice (Jan.16), Cake (Jan.23), Leviathan (Jan.23) and A Most Violent Year (Jan.30) and The Babadook (who the hell knows, everyone in America can see it, but no one can or will tell me when its coming out in any format in Canada). I would love to see all of these before I do the year end features, but I don’t know if I will be able to. Those dates are the best ones I have, but if they are Toronto only releases, I don’t know if I can see them. I am planning a Toronto trip the week of the 23rd – where Winter Sleep and Leviathan will be my top priority. I assume the dates for the other ones will be wider releases – they are holding back until they get Oscar nominations to use that as a marketing tool – no point staying limited after the nominations. Taking this extra time will also allow me more time to catch up on some of the smaller films I missed this year – and continue hoping that they release The Babadook.
Bottom line, yes, I am working on my year end report. And yes, it will be as much overkill as ever. But no, I don’t know when it will be released. Until then, if you want to get a brief preview head here: http://letterboxd.com/davevanh/list/best-films-of-2014/ . This has the top 30 films of 2014 that I have seen – ranked – that I will update as I see more, or decide to move things around a little (nothing is ever set in stone with me).
Until then, I will continue to try and catch up on more movies from 2014 - and perhaps even some 2015 releases.