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I used to come here… when the world closed in and got so small I couldn’t breathe. I’d look out at the ocean, and I’d think… “Yo, douche bag, high school counts for jack shit.” Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I… hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline. Don’t get stuck there. - Tate Langdon 🌊

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My top movies of 2014. What makes my top list? Films i love. Films i like and i know i will appreciate more with time. Films that impress me visually, emotionally, technically, linguistically. Films with amazing performances. Films that make me think. Films that teach me something. Films that entertain the hell out of me. Films that change the game and up-the-ante. Here we go.

10. Interstellar- Christopher Nolan

Time, relativity, physics. Science and Math. Exploration. Space is indeed the final frontier in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar a beautiful work full of stunning visuals and unparalleled scope.

9. Nymphomaniac Vol.1 & 2- Lars Von Trier

A voyeuristic raw documentation of a self proclaimed nymphomaniac loaded with graphic content and potent self analysis. Nymphomaniac is not for the faint of heart but their isn’t a Lars Von Trier film that is. There are some stellar performances in this film especially from the luminous Uma Thurman in Vol.1 who sets the screen on  fire with a performance of only a few minutes that radiates with rage and power. Jamie Bell is also quite good in Vol. 2 with a strong stoic turn out that engages and leaves you wanting more. Shia LaBeouf is outstanding as Jerome a twisted, wounded and jaded lover. LaBeouf shines with a charisma seldom seen before.

8. Locke- Steven Knight

Tom Hardy gives one of the years best performances as Ivan Locke a man caught in difficult situation that doesn’t seem to have a clean resolution. For the entire film Hardy is on screen by himself. Every nuance, blink, grin and arch of the brow is full of intention and masterfully crafted. Every monologue and dialogue is delivered with passion, power and providence. Hardy has set himself ahead of the pack officially establishing himself as a real contender. Locke is terrifically written and wonderfully executed.

7. Under The Skin- Jonathan Glazer

Under The Skin is a haunting mesmerizing completely absorbing work of sci-fi mastery. This may be a film that completely goes over most people’s heads cause it’s uber weird but this film about an alien in human form going on an odyssey through Scotland is worth the time. Scarlett Johansson has never been better. She is rapturous in every frame. You simply cannot take your eyes off of her. Under The Skin is fantastic.

6. Blue Ruin- Jeremy Saulnier

Blue Ruin is a classic tale of revenge. It’s everything last years Out of The Furnace failed to deliver. A derelict decides to go back to his hometown to settle the score when he finds out that the man accused of murdering his parents is being paroled. Every scene is a quiet slow burn filmed with poignant ease. Every moment of scenic beauty and peaceful exposition is capped with assaulting moments of extreme violence and silent rage leading to a climax that exceeds catharsis.

5. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance- Alejandro González Iñárritu

Birdman is a dark comedy intended for people who love dark comedies. With just a few days left leading to the opening of his play. An actor formerly known for being a star that played a superhero struggles to find himself, his family and his career as he battles his demons and his ego. Birdman is hella nuts and funny and weird and visually gorgeous. Michael Keaton is in top form and Edward Norton is brilliant.

4. Nightcrawler- Dan Gilroy

What happens when you become the star of your own story? That is the essential plot of Nightcrawler a creepy dark nourish tale of nightcrawling, chasing gruesome developing stories for the local news in L.A.’s seedy underbelly. Nightcrawler is full of thrill and chills and another brilliantly tortured performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake Gyllenhaal is so damn good he should win every award for just being so damn good all the time at playing these fragmented, intellectual, bookish, on the fringes of society creeps. He is currently setting new bars for young actors to reach and if he continues to choose these roles that are almost tailor made for him in a few years he will be spoken of in the contexts of DeNiro, Nicholson, Pacino, and Brando. The kid is that good.

3. Whiplash- Damien Chazelle

So this is about this kid who wants so badly to be the best Jazz drummer in his music conservatory. He pairs up with a teacher who is not only notorious for his talents but also for his methods. He pushes and pushes and pushes. Madness ensues. Whiplash is an awesome movie about perseverance the challenge and the determination of a young man and his teacher. It is a wonderful film that electrifies and runs tingles up and down your spine. It’s visually assaulting and invigorating and it leaves you feeling absolutely triumphant. J.K. Simmons gives an Oscar bound performance and Miles Teller has just pushed his way up to the top of every casting directors list in Hollywood.

2. Boyhood- Richard Linklater

It took Richard Linklater 12 years to film and complete this film. Filming just a little every year to follow the life of a young boy and his family as he comes of age in contemporary America. To watch all of the actors age over the 12 year process is quite an astounding achievement. To include the entire cast in the writing process to keep the story as authentic as possible is also brilliant. The highlight of Boyhood is essentially watching this boy become a young man right before your eyes. It’s quite a feat for Mr. Linklater and quite a feat for filmmaking. Boyhood is an amazing film. It also features career highlights for two veteran actors Patricia Arquette who delivers her best performance ever and Ethan Hawke who has never been this good.

1. Snowpiercer- Joon-Ho Bong

A global warming experiment goes wrong and dooms the earth to frozen tundra. The  Snowpiercer, a train or ark if you will holds the only remnants left of the human race. What’s amazing about Snowpiercer is that the film is really just an allegory about class, the sexes, the socio-economic separation of the rich and poor, race and all of the prevalent social issues that we as a planet are struggling with right now. Snowpiercer isn’t just a dark badass post-apocalyptic sci-fi masterpiece of stylish noir and epic violence but it tackles human issues that we face everyday. It is a new standard for human rights propaganda. It is a love letter for change in policy and practice in regard to global warming. It is the catalyst that motivates tomorrows new leaders. Snowpeircer is more than an awesome film. It’s Joon-Ho Bong’s epic gift to the human race. We just don’t know it yet. By far my favorite film of the year and It will only get better with time.

High school counts for jack shit. Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I… hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline.
—  Tate Langdon

“I used to come here… when the world closed in and got so small I couldn’t breathe. I’d look out at the ocean, and I’d think… "Yo, douche bag, high school counts for jack shit.” Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I… hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline. Don’t get stuck there.“

I used to come here…when the world closed in and got so small I couldn’t breathe. I’d look out at the ocean, and I’d think…'Yo, douchebag, high school counts for jack shit.’ Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino…all high school dropouts. I hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything. Could be anything. Screw high school. That’s…it’s just a blip in your timeline. Don’t get stuck there.
—  Tate Langdon, American Horror Story: Murder House
I used to come here… when the world closed in and got so small I couldn’t breathe. I’d look out at the ocean, and I’d think… “Yo, douche bag, high school counts for jack shit.” Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I… hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline. Don’t get stuck there.
—  Tate Langdon, American Horror Story

 "I used to come here… when the world closed in and got so small I couldn’t breathe. I’d look out at the ocean, and I’d think… “Yo, douche bag, high school counts for jack shit." Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I… hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline. Don’t get stuck there.”

I used to come here when the world closed in and got so small I couldn’t breathe. I’d look out at the ocean, and I’d think: “Yo, douche bag, high school counts for jack shit.” Kurt Cobain, Quentin Tarantino, Brando, DeNiro, Pacino, all high school dropouts. I hated high school. So I’d come here and I’d look out at this vast, limitless expanse. Then it’s like, that’s your life, man. You can do anything, could be anything. Screw high school. That’s… it’s just a blip in your timeline. Don’t get stuck there.
—  American Horror Story