What was everybody's favorite movie from 2014? My personal favorite was Nightcrawler. I thought it was fantastic. Jake should have been nominated for best actor because he was damn good. Some of my other favorites were Birdman and Gone Girl. I am hoping to see Whiplash in the near future.
Nightcrawler was great. I don't know if that movie would have been half as good without Gylenhaal though. I liked Gone Girl too, although the ending was kind of a bummer.
I haven't seen Birdman or Boyhood, but my favorite films of 2014 were Whiplash, Frank, and The Babadook. They're tied for first in my mind because I loved them all for wildly different reasons. Whiplash was incredibly intense and probably has one of the best ending sequences I've ever seen. JK Simmons deserves all the awards. The Babadook is the first truly great horror movie I've seen in a decade - not a single jump scare, and the soundtrack is really minimal. I've never been more terrified of a pop-up book. Frank may have singlehandedly lifted my musical writer's block and inspired me to get back into serious jamming, and it's also just a beautiful, heartwrenching film. The soundtrack is great too.
I also just watched What We Do In The Shadows, which is a mockumentary about a bunch of vampire roommates starring Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords). It was fucking delightful.
I don't know what it is about Father John Misty but I can't get down with him. I actually loved Fleet Foxes but there is something about him that gets under my skin. I have never owned one of his albums or even listened to one all the way through. Maybe that is what I need to do. For now, he just seems like someone that I wouldn't like and I am trying to separate that from his music so I can give it a fair shake. However, I am glad he is there and I hope he plays that song for you
I'm having trouble getting into his new album too, not for lack of trying. The acclaim it's getting is only adding to my confusion. By all rights I should be really into it. Maybe I need to stop trying and give it another go in a couple weeks.