Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lists of the Year: Films, Music and Honeys


(I've asterisked the ones that haven't had a general UK release yet)

1. Leviathan
2. Eastern Boys
3. Under The Skin
4. Still The Water*
5. Girlhood*
6. Ida
7. Her
8. Horse Money*
9. Mommy*
10. The Possibilities Are Endless

Runners-up: The Tribe*, The Golden Dream, Tom At The Farm, Maps To The Stars
Best actor: Agata Kulesza for Ida
Biggest disappointment: Two Days, One Night/Inherent Vice*
Worst actor: Dorothy Atkinson for Mr Turner
Best scene: the extended party/house invasion in Eastern Boys
Worst scene: Dominic West’s appalling dance moves in Pride


NB: I did this list before D'Angelo beyoncé'd his album, but Black Messiah is obviously incredible and in my top ten if I could be bothered to rejig it.

Ten Albums:
St Vincent - St Vincent
Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron
Owen Pallett - In Conflict
Big Freedia - Just Be Free
Willie Watson - Folk Singer Vol. 1
Perfume Genius - Too Bright
Hurray For The Riff Raff - Small Town Heroes
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

Ten Songs:
FKA Twigs: Two Weeks
Marissa Nadler: Firecrackers
Ghostface Killah & BADBADBADNOTGOOD: Six Degrees ft. Danny Brown
Young Thug: Eww Eww Eww remix feat. T.I. and Zuse
Vince Staples: Blue Suede
Perfume Genius: Queen
Sturgill Simpson: Turtles All The Way Down
Young Thug, A$AP Ferg, Freddie Gibbs: Old English
Jessica Pratt: Back, Baby
YG & Kendrick Lamar: Really Be (Smokin N Drinkin)

Playlist: Songs of the Year (on Spotify)

Special Mention for Earworms of the Year:

1. Too Many Cooks

2. Paxo's Gone, by Jon Snow


1. David Verdaguer, for the film 10,000 KM

2. Kayvan Novak, for being funny as well

3. No family is safe when he sashays - it's Perfume Genius

4. "He's-Gay-and-Absolutely-Massive" Award - Michael Sam

5. Football Twink Number One - James Rodriguez

6. Football Twink Number Two - Antoine Griezmann

7. Benjamin Booker, for alliteration and adorableness

8. Why-The-Hell-Are-You-Behind-The-Camera Award for Hot Director - Spike Jonze

9. Drag Queen Award - Trinity K. Bonet


10. Sensitive Thug Award - Jack O'Connell

'Hang On, These Are Ladies But I'm Still Feeling... Something' Corner:

FKA Twigs

Gillian Anderson in The Fall

St Vincent