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2014. My GOD this decade just gets better and better with each passing year. 2014 may honestly be one of the best cinematic years in the history of cinema. It also marks possibly the best Oscar winning Best Picture in decades. Yes, this was a year where Oscar got it right. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is one of the very Oscar decisions in my personal Oscar watching, and I'm so happy that Oscar made that choice in the end.
But we all know that it's not my choice.
No, Birdman is one of the very best of the year, but it's not the best (in my humble opinion). Yes, 2014 is the year that I walked out of a theater, threw my hands up in the air and said, "Why bother anymore; cinema has just been conquered." Xavier Dolan's Mommy is the single best film I've ever seen; perfection personified, and in all honesty it made me consider changing this site's name to A Fistful of Dolan and changing these awards to The Dolans...but I'm too vain for that.
With the inevitable Mommy slayage in mind, I present to you the Fisti Awards for 2014!
Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Fault in Our Stars
Under the Skin
We Are the Best!