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FILM: Stand-Out Performances of 2014

these films didn’t make my 12 BEST FILMS of 2014 list but included stand-out performances:

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Colin Firth in The Railway Man
director: Jonathan Teplitzky

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Minnie Driver and Gugu Mbathal-Raw in Beyond the Lights
director: Gina Prince-Blythewood

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Julianne Moore in Still Alice
director: Richard Glatzer

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Mia Wasikowska in Tracks
director: John Curran

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Marion Cotillard in Deux Jours, Une Nuit
director: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne

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Michelle Monaghan in Fort Bliss
director: Claudia Myers

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Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carrell in Foxcatcher
director: Bennett Miller

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Ben Schnetzer in Pride
director: Matthew Warchus

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Dakota Fanning in Night Moves
director: Kelly Reichardt

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Emma Roberts in Palo Alto
directed by: Gia Coppola

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Patricia Arquette in Boyhood
directed by: Richard Linklater

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Eva Green in White Bird in a Blizzard
directed by: Greg Araki

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Juliette Lewis in Kelly & Cal
directed by: Jen McGowan

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Kristen Wiig in Hateship Loveship
directed by: Liza Johnson

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IN THE REALM: Best Films of 2014 [so far]

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Maleficent
starring: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning
–brilliant feminist re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. magical and strong.

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Obvious Child
starring: Jenny Slate
–bold, thoughtful and touching feminist comedy about abortion

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Veronica Mars
starring: Kristen Bell, Tina Majorino, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colatani
–Veronica Mars is back. It’s ten years after high-school graduation and this film is perfect!

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Under the Skin
starring: Scarlett Johansson
–bizarre and visually gorgeous

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Belle
starring: Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
–based on a true story. this is about a remarkable, amazing mixed-race woman in turn-of-the-century London.

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The Railway Man
starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman
–based on true story about building the bridge over River Kwai during WWII and one POW’s PTSD. An emotional, riveting story about forgiveness and peace.

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Begin Again
starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Catherine Keener, Adam Levine
–funny and sweet film about a lovely singer/songwriter recording an album around New York after breaking up with her rock star boyfriend

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Palo Alto
starring: Emma Roberts, James Franco
–completely unpredictable film about teacher/student relationship

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Running from Crazy
–with Mariel Hemingway, a Barbara Kopple film
–must-see documentary about mental illness and the Hemingway family

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