All of which is to say, there are going to be a lot more "notable omissions" than usual.
In addition, I missed my normal routine of predicting the Oscar nominees. Hell, I barely STARTED my Oscar spreadsheet this year. So my guesses for tomorrow are likely going to be the sorriest predictions I've ever made.
But! To start with. Of the films I DID see, what did I love?
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 here. (*cough* notice how they get posted later and later... *cough*)
Given the late hour, I'm just going to post these without commentary:
(Why, yes. One-third of these are female-led. Shocking.)
My notable omissions for the year: Blue Ruin, Mr. Turner, Hunger Games Mockingjay, Fury, A Walk Amongst the Tombsteones, the Two Faces of January, The Skeleton Twins, Under the Skin, Obvious Child, Virunga, Filth, Cold in July, Joe, Locke, Ida, Belle, the Immigrant, National Gallery, Citizenfour, Manakamana, Norte the End of History, the Rover, Enemy, Boyhood, Comet, Tusk, the Guest, Laggies (I MISSED A SAM ROCKWELL FILM), the Boxtrolls, Starred Up, God Help the Girl, Lucy, Selma, Inherent Vice, Force Majeure, Mommy, Nymphomaniac, Winter Sleep, the Tale of Princess Kaguya, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Song of the Sea, Noah, Breathe In, In Bloom, John Wick, Stray Dogs, Bird People, White Bird in a Blizzard, A Most Violent Year, Leviathan, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.