It's the end of December, and that means one thing above all others: it's time to unpack everything that happened in the last eleven-and-a-half months and pack it all into tiny lists!

I've arranged my grand review of the year 2014 in movies into five (okay, four, but I split one in half for maximum suspense) end-of-the-year movie lists, chronicling my favorite and least favorite movies of 2014. Start at the beginning and work your way through, or check out each list as you choose.

Just click the posters below!

I start my countdown of the year's best films.
I'm not going to say these were the worst films of 2014, but you might want to avoid them, anyway.
These are some of the most interesting films that came out in limited release in 2014... that I didn't see.
These are my favorite limited release films of the year. You should look them up.
Finally, we come to the end: the five best films of 2014.
Bonus! Here's a sampling of what's in store for the cinema in the year to come.