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Best & Worst of 2014

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It’s that time of the year once again: the end.For those of you who are following The Gibson Review on Facebook, it also means it’s time for my annual best and worst of the year lists.
So, as has been the case the past couple years, due to limited releases there are a few heavy-hitters that have eluded me this year. Films like Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Inherent Vice, Nightcrawler, Selma, and Whiplash narrowly escaped my reach. That’s always frustrating, because the films that I’m not able to catch always include two or three that would be on my ‘Best of the Year’ list.Therefore, it’s always good to take this list with a grain of salt.
As far as trends in film this year, science fiction got a huge bump – and few could credit comic books as source material!From the ridiculous and absurd (Transcendence, Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Congress) to the intelligent and astonishing (Interstellar, Under the Skin, Edge of Tomorrow), science fiction was all across the spectrum and everywhere in …