Most Interesting Movies for 2014


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December 29, 2014
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Notes from iAt editors: Each year the film industry produces a wide variety of movies. From documentaries to sci-fi and beyond, the industry works diligently to entertain, inspire, and impact the entertainment world. Here is our list of the “most interesting” movies of 2014 according to pop-culture specialist and theology professor, Jason Lief.

Birdman
A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Starring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone

Watch the trailer here.


Interstellar_film_posterInterstellar
A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to ensure humanity’s survival.

Director: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain

Watch the trailer here.


Ida
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Starring: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik

Watch the trailer here.


Boyhood_filmBoyhood
Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood is a story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes from age 5 to 18 years.

Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

Watch the trailer here.


The_Grand_Budapest_Hotel_PosterThe Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric

Watch the trailer here.

About the Author
  • Jason Lief is Associate Professor of Religion and Youth Ministry at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.

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