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Best Films of 2014 (Individual Votes from the staff)

 

Antonio Guzman 

1. The Strange Little Cat
2. Boyhood
3. Interstellar
4. Only Lovers Left Alive
5. The Immigrant
6. Under the Skin
7. Gone Girl
8. Ida
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
10. The Double
11. Begin Again
12. A Most Wanted Man
13. Birdman
14. Goodbye to Language
15. Snowpiercer

Anthony Spataro 

1. Birdman
2. Under the Skin
3. Boyhood
4. Whiplash
5. The Grand Budapest Hotel
6. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
7. Nightcrawler
8. What We Do in the Shadows
9. Snowpiercer
10. John Wick
Brian Welk 
1. Boyhood
2. The Look of Silence
3. Citizenfour
4. Snowpiercer
5. Gone Girl
6. The LEGO Movie
7. Whiplash
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. Under the Skin
10. Only Lovers Left Alive
11. Ida
12. Like Father, Like Son
13. Life Itself
14. I Origins
15. The Wind Rises
Bryan Ruckner
1. The Immigrant
2. Under the Skin
3. Boyhood
4. Obvious Child
5. Noah
6. Ida
7. Whiplash
8. Gone Girl
9. Nightcrawler
10. Life Itself
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Dear White People
13. Night Moves
14. Stranger by the Lake
15. Nymphomaniac
Chris Clemente
1. Whiplash
2. Traitors
3. Birdman
4. Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. Boyhood
7. Skeleton Twins
8. Her
9. Inside Llewyn Davis
10. Swim Little Fish Swim
Cody Lang
1. Our Sunhi
2. Goodbye to Language
3. Listen Up Philip
4. Journey to the West
5. Under the Skin
6. Snowpiercer
7. Enemy
8. The Immigrant
9. Only Lovers Left Alive
10. Falcon Rising
Colin Biggs
1. Nightcrawler
2. A Most Violent Year
3. Interstellar
4. Gone Girl
5. Calvary
6. Boyhood
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Whiplash
9. Selma
10. Only Lovers Left Alive
11. The Babadook
12. Under the Skin
13. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
14. Birdman
15. The Drop
Dan Schindel
1. Under the Skin
2. Inherent Vice
3. The Salt of the Earth
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Two Days, One Night
6. Concerning Violence
7. Blue Ruin
8. Actress
9.  The Babadook
10. Listen Up Philip
11. The Overnighters
12. Citizenfour
13. Boyhood
14. Only Lovers Left Alive
15. Zero Motivation
David Klein
1. Stranger by the Lake
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. The Unknown Known
4. Under the Skin
5. The Double
6. Ida
7. Boyhood
8. Only Lovers Left Alive
9. Approaching the Elephant
10. The Lunchbox
11. Stray Dog
12. Force Majeure
13. God Help the Girl
14. Neighbors
15. Whiplash
Derek Godin 
1. Boyhood
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
4. The Raid 2
5. Under the Skin
6. Snowpiercer
7. The Babadook
8. John Wick
9. Lucy
10. Blue Ruin
11. A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness
12. Only Lovers Left Alive
13. The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears
14. Interstellar
15. Obvious Child
Dylan Griffin 
1. Nightcrawler
2. Blue Ruin
3. The Raid 2
4. Under the Skin
5. Snowpiercer
6. The Double
7. Godzilla
8. The Grand Budapest Hotel
9. The Rover
10. Gone Girl
11. Birdman
12. The Guest
13. Foxcatcher
14. Starry Eyes
15. The Babadook
Edgar Chaput
1. Only Lovers Left Alive
2. Nightcrawler
3. Gone Girl
4. The Past
5. Edge of Tomorrow
6. The Drop
7. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
8. Starry Eyes
9. Borgman
10. Under the Skin
11. Snowpiercer
12. The Raid 2
13. We Are the Best!
14. Enemy
15. Cold Eyes

Elizabeth Rico

1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2
3. The LEGO Movie
4. Interstellar
5. Big Hero 6
6. Fury
7. The Imitation Game
8. Birdman
9. Gone Girl
10. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
Fiman Jafari 
1, Under the Skin
2, Listen Up Philip
3, Enemy
4, Obvious Child
5, Starred Up
6, Ida
7, Only Lovers Left Alive
8, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
9, Locke
10, Interstellar
11, Edge of Tomorrow
12, Boyhood
13, Snowpiercer
14, The Babadook
15, Palo Alto
Francisco Peres
1. Birdman
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. The LEGO Movie
4. 22 Jump Street
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6. The Babadook
7. How to Train Your Dragon 2
8. Top Five
9. St. Vincent
10. Jodorowsky’s Dune
11. Tusk
12. Luna
13. Cheap Thrills
14. Lucy
15. Under the Skin
Guido Pellegrini
1. Norte, the End of History
2. Under the Skin
3. Only Lovers Left Alive
4. Edge of Tomorrow
5. Refugiado
6. Map to the Stars
7. The LEGO Movie
8. 7 Cajas
9. Jauja
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jacob Carter
1. The Immigrant
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Ida
4. Love is Strange
5. Stranger by the Lake
6. The Babadook
7. Birdman
8. Boyhood
9. Gone Girl
10. Whiplash
11. The Grand Budapest Hotel
12. Blind
13. Nymphomaniac
Jae Renfrow
1. The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears
2. Viktoria
3. Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
4. Snow on Pines
5. The Word
6. Moebius
7. Enemy
8. Stations of the Cross
9. Buzzard
10. Black Coal, Thin Ice
Jake Pitre
1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Under the Skin
4. The Babadook
5. God Help the Girl
6. Coherence
7. Gone Girl
8. Palo Alto
9. We Are the Best!
10. Enemy
11. Listen Up Philip
12. Boyhood
13. Lucy
14. Nymphomaniac
15. The Immigrant
Jeremy Carr
1. Goodbye to Language
2. Noah
3. Under the Skin
4. The Rover
5. Two Days, One Night
6. Ida
7. Nightcrawler
8. Mr. Turner
9. Enemy
10. Borgman
11. We Are the Best!
12. Only Lovers Left Alive
13. Birdman
14. Fury
15. Winter Sleep
John McEntee
1. The Tribe
2. Interstellar
3. Gone Girl
4. Blue Ruin
5. Whiplash
6. Boyhood
7. Nightcrawler
8. Snowpiercer
9. Her
10. The Wolf Of Wall Street
11. White God
12. Guardians Of The Galaxy
13. Foxcatcher
14. White Bird in a Blizzard
15. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Josh Slater-Williams
1. The Immigrant
2. Boyhood
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Gone Girl
5. Godzilla
6. Under the Skin
7. Snowpiercer
8. We Are the Best!
9. Only Lovers Left Alive
10. Goodbye to Language
11. Two Days, One Night
12. Starred Up
13. Mr. Turner
14. Mistaken for Strangers
15. The Babadook

JJ Perkins

1. Gone Girl
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Nightcrawler
4. Snowpiercer
5. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
6. Edge of Tomorrow
7. Interstellar
8. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
9. The LEGO Movie
10. Guardians of the Galaxy
11. Big Hero 6
12. Birdman
13. Noah
14. Godzilla
15. 22 Jump Street
J.R. Kinnard
1. Under the Skin
2. Snowpiercer
3. Nightcrawler
4. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
5. The LEGO Movie
6. Birdman
7. Blue Ruin
8. Gone Girl
9. Edge of Tomorrow
10. Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
11. Whiplash
12. John Wick
13. Fury
14. Boyhood
15. Moebius
Justine Smith
1. Only Lovers Left Alive
2. Jealousy
3. Under the Skin
4. Gone Girl
5. The Babadook
6. Actress
7. Top Five
8. Mommy
9. Birdman
10. Tu Dors Nicole
11. A Field in England
12. Goodbye to Language
13. The LEGO Movie
14. Winter Sleep
15. Guardians of the Galaxy

Katie Wong:

1. Boyhood
2. Gone Girl
3. 71
4. What We Do in the Shadows
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
6. Wish I Was Here
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Whiplash
9. Blue Ruin
10. Obvious Child
11. How to Train Your Dragon 2
12. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
13. X-Men: Days of Future Past
14. The LEGO Movie
Kyle Turner
1. Gone Girl
2. Nymphomaniac
3. Goodbye to Language
4. We Are the Best!
5. Under the Skin
6. The Heart Machine
7. Eden
8. Clouds of Sils Maria
9. Citizenfour
10. Love Is Strange
11. The Double
12. God Help the Girl
13. What If
14. Edge of Tomorrow
15. Mommy
Lane Scarberry
1. Frank
2. Whiplash
3. Birdman
4. Calvary
5. Boyhood
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. The Babadook
8. As Above, So Below
9. Edge of Tomorrow
10. The Immigrant
11. Snowpiercer
12. Enemy
13. The LEGO Movie
14. Dear White People
15. John Wick
Laura Holtebrinck 
1. Citizenfour
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Obvious Child
4. Dear White People
5. Starred Up
6. Calvary
7. Life Itself
8. Frank
9. Boyhood
10. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
11. Happy Christmas
12. The Trip to Italy
13. The One I Love
14. A Most Wanted Man
15. The Immigrant
Max Bledstein 
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. The Immigrant
3. Selma
4. Inherent Vice
5. Interstellar
6. Gone Girl
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Citizenfour
9. Stranger by the Lake
10. Boyhood
11. Snowpiercer
12. Love Is Strange
13. Goodbye to Language
14. The Zero Theorem
15. The LEGO Movie
Max Covill
1. Whiplash
2. Boyhood
3. Only Lovers Left Alive
4. The Theory of Everything
5. Two Days, One Night
6. Gone Girl
7. Under the Skin
8. Citizenfour
9. Birdman
10. Wild
11. The Babadook
12. Chef
13. Force Majeure
14. Mr. Turner
15. Beyond the Lights
Michelle Arf
1. Under the Skin
2. The Raid 2
3. Coherence
4. The Babadook
5. Enemy
6. Snowpiercer
7. The Dance of Reality
8. The Rover
9. Mr. Jones
10. Nymphomaniac
11. Lucy
12. The Grand Budapest Hotel
13. Blue Ruin
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. The Unknown Known
Misa Shikuma
1. Boyhood
2. Dear White People
3. Interstellar
4. Birdman
5. Chef
6. Life Itself
7. Big Hero 6
8. Obvious Child
9. Gone Girl
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. The Skeleton Twins
12. Frank
13. The Trip to Italy
14. Art and Craft
15. Guardians of the Galaxy

Monica Castillo

1. Only Lovers Left Alive
2. Two Days, One Night
3. Listen Up Philip
4. Under the Skin
5. Snowpiercer
6. The Babadook
7. We Are the Best!
8. Birdman
9. The Grand Budapest Hotel
10. Closed Curtain
11. Life Itself
12. Inherent Vice
13. Goodbye to Language
14. Honeymoon
15. The Overnighters
Morad Moazami
1. Winter Sleep
2. Mommy
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Whiplash
5. The Dance of Reality
6. The Double
7. Interstellar
8. Goodbye to Language
9. Gone Girl
10. Snowpiercer
11. Nightcrawler
12. Two Days, One Night
13. Magic in the Moonlight
Mynt  Marsellus
1. Whiplash
2. Fury
3. Begin Again
4. Gone Girl
5. Boyhood
6. Obvious Child
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Nymphomaniac
9. Only Lovers Left Alive
10. Pride
11. The Skeleton Twins
12. Locke
13. A Most Wanted Man
14. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
15. RoboCop
Neal Dhand
1. Enemy
2. Force Majeure
3. Black Coal, Thin Ice
4. Under the Skin
5. We Are the Best!
6. Frank
7. Birdman
8. A Most Wanted Man
9. Ida
10. Cold in July
11. Gloria
12. The Babadook
13. Edge of Tomorrow
14. Wild Canaries
15. The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears
Oliver Skinner
1. Mommy
2. Force Majeure
3. Clouds of Sils Maria
4. Boyhood
5. Whiplash
6. Neighbors
7. Rich Hill
8. Nymphomaniac
9. A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
10. Snowpiercer
11. Two Days, One Night
12. Gone Girl
13. The LEGO Movie
14. Before the Last Curtain Falls
15. The Way He Looks
Randall Unger
1. The Theory of Everything
2. Whiplash
3. Starred Up
4. Foxcatcher
5. Camp X-Ray
6. Birdman
7. Chef
8. Boyhood
9. Big Eyes
10. Wild
Ricky D
1. Stranger by the Lake
2. Under the Skin
3. Boyhood
4. Enemy
5. The Double
6. Mommy
7. The Grand Budapest Hotel
8. Why Don’t You Play in Hell?
9. Cold in July
10. Borgman
11. Only Lovers Left Alive
12. Snowpiercer
13. Winter Sleep
14. The Babadook
Scott Patterson 
1. Gone Girl
2. Nightcrawler
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4. The Guest
5. The Raid 2
6. Calvary
7. Guardians of the Galaxy
8. Interstellar
9. The LEGO Movie

10. Edge of Tomorrow

Sean Colletti 
 
1. Under the Skin
2. Ida
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. Two Days, One Night
5. Interstellar
6. The Babadook
7. Winter Sleep
8. Force Majeure
9. Ilo Ilo
10. Locke
11. We Are the Best!
12. Birdman
13. Boyhood
14. Stranger by the Lake
15 (TIE). The Guest
15 (TIE). Only Lovers Left Alive
Simon Howell
1. Actress
2. Under the Skin
3. The Look of Silence
4. The Tribe
5. Gone Girl
6. Nymphomaniac (Director’s Cut)
7. Listen Up Philip
8. Lucy
9. The Immigrant
10. Citizenfour
11. The Babadook
12. Snowpiercer
13. Boyhood
14. Two Days, One Night
15. We Are the Best!
So Yun Um

1. Birdman
2. Boyhood
3. Nightcrawler
4. Under the Skin
5. The Raid 2
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. The Overnighters
8. 20,000 Days on Earth
9. The Babadook
10. Only Lovers Left Alive

Tariq Ashkanani

1. Interstellar
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
4. The LEGO Movie
5. The Imitation Game
6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7. Locke
8. Under the Skin
9. The Babadook
10. X-Men: Days of Future Past
11. Blue Ruin
12. Godzilla
13. 22 Jump Street
14. Black Sea
15. Gone Girl
Thomas O’Connor
1. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Only Lovers Left Alive
4. Jodorowsky’s Dune
5. In Order of Dissapearance
6. The LEGO Movie
7. Gone Girl
8. Birdman
9. Blue Ruin
10. John Wick
Tressa Eckermann
1. Birdman
2. Only Lovers Left Alive
3. Nightcrawler
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Snowpiercer
6. Guardians of the Galaxy
7. Foxcatcher
8. Fury
9. Edge of Tomorrow
10. 22 Jump Street
11. The Trip to Italy
12. Citizenfour
13. Boyhood
14. The Theory of Everything
15. The Rover
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Trish Ferris 
1. Only Lovers Left Alive
2. Nightcrawler
3. Ida
4. Mommy
5. Boyhood
6. Under the Skin
7. Cold in July
8. The Babadook
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. 22 Jump Street
12. Suburban Gothic
13. Faults
14. Blue Ruin
15. Young and Beautiful
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Ty Landis
1. Horse Money
2. Two Days, One Night
3. Boyhood
4. The Immigrant
5. Goodbye to Language
6. Heaven Knows What
7. Actress
8. Listen Up Philip
9. The Homesman
10. The Grand Budapest Hotel
11. Force Majeure
12. Welcome to New York
13. Edge of Tomorrow
14. Still Alice
15. John Wick
Whitney McIntosh 

1. Under the Skin
2. Nightcrawler
3. Birdman
4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
5. Obvious Child
6. Foxcatcher
7. Beyond the Lights
8. The Theory of Everything
9. Guardians of the Galaxy
10. Snowpiercer
11. Edge of Tomorrow
12. Gone Girl
13. Begin Again