Edgar Wright Picks Top 10 Films of 2014, Wants More Original Films
We're not even one full day into December, and the folks over at Esquire have already kicked off their year-end lists by asking Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright to pick his Top 10 Films of 2014. You might think that it's a little early with an entire month of movies left to see, but someone like Wright has probably seen most of the awards contenders that haven't hit theaters yet (he saw Interstellar pretty early after all). Wright says, "I thought it was a great year for independent movies," and you'll see a few of them pop up on his list, along with a couple of surprising blockbusters. Look below!
In alphabetical order, here are Edgar Wright's personal Top 10 Films of 2014 (via Esquire):
Edge of Tomorrow
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The LEGO Movie
Under the Skin
Read Edgar Wright's short blurbs praising each film over at Esquire right here.
If you're wondering what films barely missed the list, Wright also lists: The One I Love, The Guest, Dear White People, Blue Ruin, Locke, Cheap Thrills, The Drop, Palo Alto, Obvious Child and Skeleton Twins as other favorites. Along with his picks, Wright makes the call for Hollywood to make more original movies and audiences to support them. Wright says, "We need to make more original movies and audiences would do well to support original movies, for the future of the medium. I tire of franchises, remakes, and endless sequels. All of the movies I [picked] work great as standalone stories. More please."