Category Archives: Year In Review

2014 Year In Review: Movies

1. Interstellar 2014
2. Captain America: The Winter Solider 2014
3. Gone Baby Gone 2007
4. The Hunt 2013
5. How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014
6. Fury 2014
7. About Time 2013
8. Edge of Tomorrow 2014
9. Lone Survivor 2014
10. Guardians of the Galaxy 2014

Honorable Mentions:
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2004
A Few Good Men 1997
John Wick 2014
Tommy Boy 1995
Hot Rod 2007

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2014 Year In Review: Music

1. Ghost Stories – Coldplay
2. Interstellar (score) – Hans Zimmer
3. Songs of Innocence – U2
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (score) – John Powell
5. Turn Blue – The Black Keys
6. All the Times We Had – Ivan & Alyosha
7. Fury (score) – Steven Price
8. Earth and Sun and Moon – Midnight Oil
9. Maleficent (score) – James Newton Howard
10. Letters We Kept to Ourselves – The Native Sibling

Honorable Mentions:
Colin Frake on Fire Mountain – Two Steps from Hell
After All These Years – Andrew Peterson
X – Ed Sheeran
These Changing Skies – Elephant Revival
Good Light – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

2014 Year In Review: Fiction

1. Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane
2. The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie
3. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
5. The Once and Future King by T.H. White
6.  Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis
7.  The Circle by Dave Eggers
8. Blindness by Jose Saramago
9. Dracula by Bram Stoker
10. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Street

Honorable Mentions:
Collected Works by Arthur Machen
Three Men and a Maid by P.G. Wodehouse
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Boys of Blur by N.D. Wilson

2014 Year In Review: Non-Fiction

1. Our Culture, What’s Left of It by Theodore Dalrymple
2. Father Hunger by Douglas Wilson
3. My Life For Yours by Douglas Wilson
4. Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury
5. Fidelity by Douglas Wilson
6. I Love You, Ronnie edited by Nancy Reagan
7. The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
8. Six Memos for the Next Millennium by Italo Calvino
9. A Smarter Way to Learn Javascript by Mark Myers
10. The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

Honorable Mentions:
The Heart of Anger by Lou Priolo
The Tyranny of Cliches by Jonah Goldberg
Spoilt Rotten by Theodore Dalrymple
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

2013 Year In Review: Movies

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Top Ten

1. PRISONERS 2013 (review)
2. THE DEPARTED 2006)
3. HOT FUZZ 2007
4. WORLD WAR Z 2013 (review)
5. GOOD WILL HUNTING 1997
6. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS 2009
7. DREDD 2012
8. THE STONING OF SORAYA M. 2008
9. ARMY OF DARKNESS 1992
8. LETHAL WEAPON 1987
10. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL 1975

Honorable Mentions

11. WRECK-IT RALPH 2012
12. A PERFECT GETAWAY 2009
13. ZERO DARK THIRTY 2012
14. MAN OF STEEL 2013
15. GIFTED HANDS 2009