It is near the end of 2014, and I am also now at the end of one long chapter of my life. In 2015 February, I will graduate from Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology with Ph.D. degree in Biological Science, but I still cannot believe that my struggling academic years at the KAIST campus will soon be finished. I was once labelled as a hopeless underachiever by many people at my department, but I somehow managed to go through my proposal in last year, and then I passed the defense for my doctoral dissertation around 4 weeks ago.
Meanwhile, my love of movie had a brutal rampage during last 2 weeks after everything was finished for my upcoming graduation. I wrote 27 reviews in this month, and now I am writing this after almost completing the annual list of good films I watched during this year. Although I have not seen “Birdman”, “The Imitation Game”, “Selma”, “Whiplash”, “A Most Violent Year”, “Still Alice”, “Wild”, “Foxcatcher”, “Nightcrawler”, “American Sniper”, “Mr. Turner”, and “Inherent Vice”, I will certainly review them in the next year, and they will be probably listed in the annual list of 2015 if they are really as good as people have told me.
As usual, I will start with my 10 favorite films of this year, and then I will move to two categories of the other good films I want to mention. After that, I will mention a number of recommendable documentaries and animation films I watched in this year, and the list of 10 South Korean films of this year will then follow.