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2014 has been a hard year for me personally, perhaps the hardest I've ever had, but it's also had some of the greatest moments of my adult life.
It feels like the films that are important to me this year are movies that celebrate or capture or dissect the wonderful, wild contradictions that drive us all, that make us human, that push us together or pull us apart. I went to the theater this year as an dact of faith, looking for answers and escape and salvation and release, and I found it in these ten movies.
Taken as a group, they sum up where I feel like films are right now, which is the same thing as saying that they sum up where we are as people right now.