The difficulty of a yearly Top 10 list


I have a dilemma. See, I live in Thunder Bay, Canada — a city of barely 110,000 people and only one movie theatre. Back when I was a kid and this city was booming, there were theatres aplenty… but then just like how Walmart stomped down all the tiny retailers, the Cineplex theatre chain arrived and cut down every little guy in its path until only they were left standing. Now with only one option for my film viewing pleasure, it’s rare that I get to see some of the most critically acclaimed films of the year.

Next week, I will be releasing my own personal ‘Top 10 Films of 2014’ list, but unfortunately, missing will be some very important films. BOYHOOD, BIRDMAN, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, FOXCATCHER, THE IMITATION GAME, WILD and WHIPLASH are just some of the many amazing-looking films that I missed out on this year due to my geological location. It’s a bummer, but what can you do? So, I am here to give you this warning: next week, when you’re reading my Top 10, please keep in mind that you won’t see many critical darlings amongst the many multi-million-dollar blockbusters.

See ya next week!

About the author

NINJA | Ken loves comics, video games, and film -- especially creature features and giant monster flicks. When he's not stalking the shadows as part of the Ninja Clan, he spends his time obsessively collecting ThunderCats, King Kong, and Pacific Rim memorabilia.