The Theory of Everything (2014)

This is a movie about science and humanity. Everyone knows The Theory of Everything is about Stephen Hawking, but what people may not think about going into it is the emotional strain for both Hawking and his wife Jane as his disease progresses. His discoveries in science are well-known, as is his current condition. What this…

The Imitation Game (2014)

The Imitation Game is a movie with two stories. On one hand, there is the story of World War II and the urgent need to crack the German Enigma code. Here, we arrive at Bletchley Park with Alan Turing, where the British Government has hired a team to work tirelessly to crack the code, mixed…

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood is a movie about humanity. Possibly one of the simplest movies you will see this year, but also one of the most touching and relatable. It is a story about adolescence and learning to cope and survive in a world that can, at times, be unforgiving and hard. Mason (Ellar Coltrane) is raised mostly…

Gone Girl (2014)

As both a book and a movie, Gone Girl is not for the faint of heart. It’s gritty, intense, and not your typical narrative about marriage. Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) have been together for years and their anniversary is coming up once again. Having recently moved back to Nick’s childhood town in Missouri…

Whiplash (2014)

This movie surprised me – in a good way. I did not have low expectations, but the movie far surpassed what I thought it would be. The plot sounds so simple: A 19 year-old, first-year student at a prestigious New York music school and the relationship he has with his oft-abusive jazz teacher. It sounds…

Top Films of 2013

In celebration of the end of the year, I have decided to put together a list of my 10 favorite movies released this year. Whether because they changed my outlook, taught me something, were innovative or simply entertained me – the following are my favorites. I am completely incapable of ranking favorites, so disregard the…