This last look at the best films of 2014 will change your life. Or at least help you discover a fun place to hang out on the internet.
Asghar Farhadi directed A Separation, one of the best films of the decade so far. His new film is called The Past. Ron Swanson thinks it is the work one of the the greatest filmmakers working today. You need to read what he says, and then see the film.
‘Ron Swanson’ reports from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
The 66th Cannes Film Festival ended just less than a week ago. In that time, I’ve attempted to clarify my feelings about what I thought, as I left France, was the strongest festival I’ve attended so far. It turns out that I agree with my younger self. This year saw three absolutely exceptional films, as well as a handful of other superb efforts. To clarify, the three best films I saw, The Past, The Great Beauty and Blue is the Warmest Colour elicited the strongest reaction from me since A Separation, which I believe is the best film of the past ten years or so.