Movie Matters Podcast’s review published on Letterboxd:
It's that time again. A range of films have been watched and rewatched, tough decisions made and our selections finalised. So let's kick-off the first Movie Matters recording of 2015 with our annual in-depth discussion of the past 12 months in film. Join co-hosts Lee Howard and Michael Mackenzie as we reveal our personal top ten films of 2014. We also discuss some of our most pleasant surprises, our biggest disappointments and our worst films of the year. Plus we highlight a number of films which narrowly missed out on our respective Top 10s that we deem worthy of an honourable mention.
Once again this year, our loyal and esteemed listeners answered our call and kindly submitted their own text and audio lists: it is our pleasure to feature them all on this "bumper-size" review of the year special. Like last year, a collated listeners' list -- adding all the votes together -- will be published on the Movie Matters blog and the Movie Matters LetterBoxd account in the coming days. Thank you all for being part of our continued, shared celebration and appreciation of all matters film!
So get comfy, settle in and let us be your guides as we delight, despair and dissect the year in film that was 2014.
The music in this episode is sampled from a selection of films eligible for inclusion in our Top 10 lists, but we shall say no more in the interest of maintaining an air of mystery!
Note: If you'd like to know in advance what films were eligible and actively considered when choosing our respective Top 10s take a glance at our Eligibility List over at the Mover Matters Letterboxd page.
Plus look out for our own personal full lists of everything we've seen from 2014 and our ever evolving rankings of these films soon to be published on our individual letterboxd accounts: Lee Howard, Michael Mackenzie.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! If you do manage to listen to our "bladder-busting" extended special, congratulations and we're keen to hear from you. What films are you most looking forward to in 2015? Did you agree or disagree strongly with the views expressed in this show or have any other responses to our Top 10s to share with us? Also, if you haven't already, please consider leaving us a review on iTunes as it really does help raise the profile of the podcast and attract new film fans into the fold. Thanks for listening and being part of Movie Matters.
Created by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Edited by Michael Mackenzie
Music/audio selection by Lee Howard & Michael Mackenzie
Links for reference:
Gender, genre and sociocultural change in the Giallo: 1970-1975, Michael's PhD thesis
Blood and Black Lace Arrow BD announcement