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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.
Jesse Eisenberg in 'Night Moves'
Jesse Eisenberg in 'Night Moves'

Tom Brueggemann:

The saddest thing is that though there a lot of fine films here, all but one came out of 2013 festivals -- hopefully not a portend for the rest of the year

1. "Ida" (Pawel Pawlikowski)

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

3. "Snowpiercer" (Dir. Bong Joon-ho)

4. "Joe" (Dir. David Gordon Green)

5. "Venus in Fur" (Dir. Roman Polanski)

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

7. "Locke" (Dir. Steven Knight)

8. "Night Moves" (Dir. Kelly Reichardt)

9. "Nymphomaniac" (Dir. Lars von Trier)

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

'We Are the Best!'
'We Are the Best!'

Matt Mueller

1. "Under The Skin" (Dir. Jonathan Glazer)

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

3. "Blue Ruin" (Dir. Jeremy Saulnier)

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

5. "A Field in England" (Dir. Ben Wheatley)

6. "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Dirs. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo)

7. "Omar" (Dir. Hany Abu-Assad)

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

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

10. "Enemy" (Dir. Denis Villeneuve)

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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.