Despite the odd, dark turn toward the end, 2014 had its share of good movies. Detroit News Movie Critic Tom Long lists his favorites:
"Boyhood" (R ) -- Quite simply the most audacious film of the century so far. That writer-director Richard Linklater even conceived the idea of shooting a film over a 12-year period, watching a family and a boy (Ellar Coltrane) grow up and wrestle with reality, is wonderful invention. That he was able to make it work artistically, to hold to a coherent vision over all that time, is even more impressive. Yet the entire enterprise feels emotionally true beginning to end.