Here are some surprisingly excellent films that had a limited release in Australian cinemas this year and seen by few people. Either they were turned off by the trailer/promotional material, were adverse to the films' premise and the stars (so many guests refused to see Bernie because of Jack Black's involvement) or didn't get the chance to catch them at the cinema. Though Headhunters, Bernie and Your Sister's Sister were critically well-received, most of them either received tepid recommendations or were disregarded altogether. I highly recommend checking them out if you haven't.
Three not yet released in cinemas: Oslo, August 31st, Like Someone In Love, Caesar Must Die.
However, my experiences with Safety Not Guaranteed, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Seven Psychopaths, Wreck-It Ralph, Alps, Lawless, The Deep Blue Sea and Wuthering Heights - predominantly acclaimed films - were not necessarily bad, but my appreciation and enthusiasm does not match that of most viewers. It continues to puzzle me what I missed.