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TOH! Writers Pick the 10 Best Films of 2014 So Far

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood June 18, 2014 at 4:46PM

As July looms, the movie year is reaching its halfway point, and in the spirit of Indiewire's new Criticwire poll of 122 critics' favorite films of 2014 so far, we at TOH! offer up our own ten best lists.
Tom Hardy in 'Locke'
Tom Hardy in 'Locke'

Anne Thompson:

'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

1. "Locke" (Dir. Steven Knight)

2. "Only Lovers Left Alive" (Dir. Jim Jarmusch)

3. "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" (Dir. Lars von Trier)

4. "Nymphomaniac: Volume II" (Dir. Lars von Trier)

5. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Dir. Wes Anderson)

6. "Edge of Tomorrow" (Dir. Doug Liman)

7. "Obvious Child" (Dir. Gillian Robespierre)

8. "The Lunchbox" (Dir. Ritesh Batra)


9. "Under the Skin" (Dir. Jonathan Glazer)

10. "Le Week-End" (Dir. Roger Michell)

Beth Hanna:

1. "Ida" (Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski)  

2. "Stranger By The Lake" (Dir. Alain Guiraudie)

3. "Locke" (Dir. Steven Knight)

4. "Only Lovers Left Alive" (Dir. Jim Jarmusch) 

5. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Dir. Wes Anderson)

"Stranger by the Lake"
Strand "Stranger by the Lake"

6. "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden" (Dirs. Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine)

7. "We Are The Best!" (Dir. Lukas Moodysson)

8. "Noah" (Dir. Darren Aronofsky)

9. "Godzilla" (Dir. Gareth Edwards)

10. "Under the Skin" (Dir. Jonathan Glazer)

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.