10 movies of 2014 – and more: Introduction


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.



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2 Responses to 10 movies of 2014 – and more: Introduction

  1. Susan says:

    A HUGE congratulations on finishing your Ph.D.! Tenacity to complete the work equals those hard-earned initials after your name. Well done!

    As you know-I read your reviews & appreciate your point of view. Even though I live in the States, I don’t get a chance to go see many of the films when they are in theaters (some, of course, but not all). I watch a lot of them on dvds that I get through the fantastic public library here in my town. I will look for many titles based on things I read by you & others at rogerebert.com.

    Have a Happy 2015! Wishing you all the best!

    SC: I have appreciated your comments a lot. Thank you.

  2. jandoe says:

    Congratulations on finishing the PhD!!! All the best for what’s next!

    & I’ve been reading your movie reviews and enjoying them, thanks for those! Best wishes for 2015! 🙂

    SC: Thank you for your enthusiastic comment.

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