MOVIEWONDER 2014

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1.
Whiplash (2014)
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A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential. (107 mins.)
Director: Damien Chazelle
 
2.
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (2014)
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Twin Peaks before Twin Peaks and at the same time not always and entirely in the same place as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me. A feature film which presents deleted scenes from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me assembled together for the first time in a (92 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
3.
Mommy (2014)
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A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. (139 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
4.
The Imitation Game (2014)
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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
 
5.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
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A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. (121 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
6.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
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The X-Men send Wolverine to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. (132 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
7.
Boyhood (2014)
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The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college. (165 mins.)
 
8.
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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A soldier fighting aliens gets to relive the same day over and over again, the day restarting every time he dies. (113 mins.)
Director: Doug Liman
 
9.
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
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Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown. (119 mins.)
 
10.
The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
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Two teenage cancer patients begin a life-affirming journey to visit a reclusive author in Amsterdam. (126 mins.)
Director: Josh Boone
 
11.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014)
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A spy organization recruits an unrefined, but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program, just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. (129 mins.)
Director: Matthew Vaughn
 
12.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
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As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier. (136 mins.)
 
13.
Rudderless (2014)
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A grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son's demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of this unknown talent, he forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis. (105 mins.)
Director: William H. Macy
 
14.
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
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Bilbo and Company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness. (144 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
15.
Two Days, One Night (2014)
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Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job. (95 mins.)
 
16.
I Origins (2014)
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A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it. (106 mins.)
Director: Mike Cahill
 
17.
Chef (2014)
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A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (114 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
 
18.
Coming Home (2014)
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Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him. (109 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
19.
Phoenix (2014)
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A disfigured Holocaust survivor sets out to determine if the man she loved betrayed her trust. (98 mins.)
 
20.
Trash (2014)
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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong. (114 mins.)
 
21.
Wild (2014)
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A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken as a way to recover from a recent personal tragedy. (115 mins.)
 
22.
Foxcatcher (2014)
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Mark and Dave Schultz, U.S. Olympic Wrestling champions, join Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - but John's emotional self-destruction threatens to consume them all. (134 mins.)
Director: Bennett Miller
 
23.
A Most Violent Year (2014)
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In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. (125 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
 
24.
Mr. Turner (2014)
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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
25.
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
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A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror. (122 mins.)
Director: Anton Corbijn
 
26.
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
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A film star comes face-to-face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself while starring in a revival of the play that launched her career. (124 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
 
27.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
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When New York is put under siege by Oscorp, it is up to Spider-Man to save the city he swore to protect as well as his loved ones. (142 mins.)
Director: Marc Webb
 
28.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
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Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage. (123 mins.)
 
29.
Divergent (2014)
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In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late. (139 mins.)
Director: Neil Burger
 
30.
Faults (2014)
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A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult. (89 mins.)
Director: Riley Stearns
 
31.
Wish I Was Here (2014)
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A struggling actor, father and husband finds himself at a major crossroads, which forces him to examine his life, his family and his career. (106 mins.)
Director: Zach Braff
 
32.
Men, Women & Children (2014)
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A group of high school teenagers and their parents attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. (119 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
33.
The World of Kanako (2014)
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As former detective Akikazu searches for his missing daughter, Kanako, he soon learns she has a mysterious secret life. (118 mins.)
 
34.
The Interview (2014)
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Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission. (112 mins.)
 
35.
The Trip to Italy (2014)
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Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri. (108 mins.)
 
36.
The Homesman (2014)
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Three women who have been driven mad by pioneer life are to be transported across the country by covered wagon by the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy, who in turn employs low-life drifter George Briggs to assist her. (122 mins.)
Director: Tommy Lee Jones
 
37.
The New Girlfriend (2014)
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A young woman makes a surprising discovery about the husband of her late best friend. (108 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
38.
Godzilla (2014)
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The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity. (123 mins.)
Director: Gareth Edwards
 
39.
Cake (2014)
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Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (102 mins.)
Director: Daniel Barnz
 
40.
Laggies (2014)
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In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad. (99 mins.)
Director: Lynn Shelton
 
41.
The Golden Era (2014)
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The life story of Xiao Hong, one of China's most famous essayists and novelists, who reflected the progressive thinking not frequently seen during the 1930s. (177 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
42.
Neighbors (2014)
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After they are forced to live next to a fraternity house, a couple with a newborn baby do whatever they can to take them down. (97 mins.)
 
43.
While We're Young (2014)
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A middle-aged couple's career and marriage are overturned when a disarming young couple enters their lives. (97 mins.)
Director: Noah Baumbach
 
44.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
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One couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (123 mins.)
Director: Ned Benson
 
45.
The Voices (2014)
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A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date. (103 mins.)
Director: Marjane Satrapi
 
46.
Return to Ithaca (2014)
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Sun is setting on Havana. Five friends are gathered to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile in Madrid. (95 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
47.
Transcendence (2014)
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A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. (119 mins.)
Director: Wally Pfister
 
48.
Maps to the Stars (2014)
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A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. (111 mins.)
 
49.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)
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Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (81 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
 
50.
The Monuments Men (2014)
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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners. (118 mins.)
Director: George Clooney
 
51.
Cut Bank (2014)
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A young man's life is unraveled after witnessing a murder that he filmed in his rural town of Cut Bank. (93 mins.)
Director: Matt Shakman
 
52.
Young Ones (2014)
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Set in the future when water is hard to find, a teenage boy sets out to protect his family and survive. (100 mins.)
Director: Jake Paltrow
 
53.
Field of Dogs (2014)
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A visionary romance based on a contemporary reading of Dante. (101 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
 
54.
Noah (2014)
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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world. (138 mins.)
 
55.
Lost River (2014)
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A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. (95 mins.)
Director: Ryan Gosling
 
56.
The Cobbler (2014)
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A cobbler, bored of his every-day life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to become other people and see the world in a different way. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom McCarthy
 
57.
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
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Autobots must escape sight from a bounty hunter who has taken control of the human serendipity: Unexpectedly, Optimus Prime and his remaining gang turn to a mechanic, his daughter, and her back street racing boyfriend for help. (165 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
58.
Manglehorn (2014)
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Left heartbroken by the woman he loved and lost many years ago, Manglehorn, an eccentric small-town locksmith, tries to start his life over again with the help of a new friend. (97 mins.)
 
59.
Miss Julie (2014)
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Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her. (129 mins.)
Director: Liv Ullmann
 
60.
The Face of an Angel (2014)
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Both a journalist and a documentary filmmaker chase the story of a murder and its prime suspect. (101 mins.)