Robert Pattinson's strong 2014 + The Rover and Maps To The Stars make more Best Of 2014 lists

Robert Pattinson's strong 2014 + The Rover and Maps To The Stars make more Best Of 2014 lists

More year end lists! And this batch are of the professional variety. Maps To The Stars and The Rover have popped up without much outside help. Just simply being great films keeps them on the minds of several folks. To get us in the mood, we'll start with this montage video of 2014 films that includes both of Rob's movies this year. Hint: MTTS is first, then The Rover.

Rob was recognized individually byAnn Thompson of Indiewire/Thompson on Hollywood:
Actors Who Had a Strong 2014...
Robert Pattinson (“The Rover” and “Maps to the Stars”)
Here's the latest Best Of lists that included either MTTS or The Rover:

Maps To The Stars

The Rover

IMDb (from managing editor): Top 10 of 2014
7. The Rover + review ("Robert Pattinson in a career redefining role")
The Playlist: The 20 Best Films of 2014
20. “The Rover”
If one takes “The Rover” on its own methodical, minimalist terms — an existentialist fable that burrows deep into the moralism of its corrupted, barren landscape — it’s hard to deny that writer/director David Michod’s sophomore effort wholly accomplishes what it sets out to do. Stripping away all narrative complexity to the point of abstraction, the character study really breathes, but in such a completely different way to Michod's triumphant last feature "Animal Kingdom," that after just two features and a few shorts, Michod has us convinced he's the real deal. Featuring a stunningly grizzled, grimy lead performance by Guy Pearce, easily one of our favorite working actors, and an impressive turn from Robert Pattinson who is growing as a performer with every film, it's a movie that pulsates beneath the surface and in the long silences between dialogue and outbursts of violence. And it’s starkly beautiful to look at and to listen to, eschewing revelations and plot twists to deliver its deceptively simple story through mood, tone and atmosphere.
The Playlist: Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014
6. The Rover
You gotta hand it to Aussie David Michôd. After “Animal Kingdom” the world was his oyster and he spent months in Hollywood looking at scripts and potential projects. But for a second act Michôd decided to take a bold left turn with “The Rover,” a dissonant, minimalist two-hander that feels literally scorched by the sun. For his post-economic-collapse picture, Michôd decided to only employ post-apocalyptic modes through mood, atmosphere, and music. While there’s some score by Antony Partos utilized, the bulk of the movie’s simmering, sinister musical tendencies are discordant and cacophonous source music by experimental and ambient composers the director chose (all of it listed here). There’s seminal avant-garde musician William Basinski (who might be experiencing a minor renaissance since he was used in “The Comedy” in 2013), Chicago post-rockers Tortoise, and Montreal-based saxophonist and multireedist Colin Stetson—a touring member of Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre, and Bon Iver (he also wrote the underrated score for “Blue Caprice” along with Sarah Neufeld from Arcade Fire). “The Rover” is not the most inviting or forgiving movie, but that’s the point (and of course a chipper Keri Hilson song briefly breaks the mood in a moment that’s both comical and yet heartbreaking). It’s a bleak, nihilistic look at the strange and unlikely partnership between a deceptively complex simpleton (Robert Pattinson) and callous, nearly inhuman man (Guy Pearce) who will stop at nothing to retrieve all that he has lost. And Michôd’s soundtrack is equally cruel, heartless, and unrelenting—in the best way.

The Rover pops up in this year end video but blink and you'll miss it! Hint: It's not an obvious scene.

And as if this isn't good enough, Rob's 2015 movies are making lists already! Little White Lies included LIFE on their list of Top 50 Movies You Need To See In 2015:
We still shiver when recollecting the luscious monochrome of Corbijn’s Ian Curtis pic, Control. Interim efforts may not have packed so intense a punch but the legacy of his debut lives on. The Dutch photographer created the effect of characters moving through a world so textured that it seemed to have its own pulse. For Life — the story of a photographer and his relationship with James Dean, Dane DeHaan plays the original rebel without a cause opposite reformed heartthrob, Robert Pattinson. Let’s see what he makes of them. Did you know Anton Corbijn bought his first camera when he was 18.


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