Best movies 2014: Video countdown from David Ehrlich is gorgeous as ever.

The Year’s Best Movies, in a Great Video Countdown

The Year’s Best Movies, in a Great Video Countdown

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Dec. 2 2014 1:24 PM

The Year’s Best Movies, in a Great Video Countdown

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One of my favorite parts of each December’s end-of-year movies coverage are these video countdowns from David Ehrlich. I don’t always agree with every one of his choices (though I’ll stand up with him for Lucy), but he edits the images together so beautifully, and with such wonderful music choices (drawn from this year’s movies, and listed at the end), that it’s hard to argue.

As in years past, the video begins with a short montage showing what the year looked like as a whole before getting into his top 25. It’s a great way to take stock of the best of the year across genres—action, foreign, blockbuster, animated, art-house, Oscar-baiting, and indie—but what comes across above all is a love for the movies.