The 10 Most Anticipated Films of 2022

Everything, Everywhere, All At Once (2022)

#1. Everything, Everywhere, All At Once

"A film full of nearly anything and everything, all at once.  An Asian-American love note, made with heart and aimed for the stars, from the creative force that is The Daniels."

One cannot truly prepare themselves for Everything, Everywhere, All At Once.  To call the film "unique", invites a wry smile.  Sarcasm immediately presents itself.

It is a film full of nearly anything and everything, all at once.  An Asian-American love note, made with heart and aimed for the stars, from the creative force that is The Daniels.

Michelle Yeoh is an undeniable actress.  Undeniable in the sense that she's accomplished what all actors hope to one day achieve.  And that is to endure.

Through Mandarin, Cantonese, Singaporean, and the universal language of Hollywood, she has crafted a career not only through her unmatched physicality, but her sincerity.  A dynamo as deadly with her hands as she is with her words.

And what a return for Ke Huy Quan, one of the most likable actors to have ever graced the silver screen.  For a moment there, I thought I was seeing Tony Leung on screen.

Another massive stepping stone for Asian-American storytelling, Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, joins Crazy Rich Asians, Parasite, Shang-Chi and many others in an unprecedented era of Asian filmmaking.  And we're now living it.

Nope (2022)

#2. Nope

"Nope is another one of those films that feels bigger than the frame, like there's more going on than we know."

Jordan Peele films feel like event films.

He has pierced through the modern zeitgeist as an African-American filmmaker with a sharp understanding of nuance.  Few have such a strong understanding of context in modern society, while still being fundamentally entertaining and able to deconstruct complex ideas in simple fashion.

Nope is another one of those films that feels bigger than the frame, like there's more going on than we know.  Masterful filmmakers like Spielberg achieve this, and Peele is well on his way to higher echelons of filmmaking as long as his stories stay true to himself.

Avatar 2 (2022)

#3. Avatar 2

"The culmination of a lifelong dream.  Herbert's Dune, seen through the eyes of his greatest devotee: Denis Villeneuve."

James Cameron is like the greatest of all prize fighters.  Every single time we count him out, every single time we think he's not going to get the knockout, that he's going to release a flop, he ends up delivering.  And as a filmmaker whose hallmark is creating the biggest films imaginable, with larger than life characters, worlds, and budgets, there's no one on Planet Earth who does it like him.  It's just a simple fact.

The Northman (2022)

#4. The Northman

"Eggers' attention to detail and research are befitting for a period piece where history was still asdasdads.  While Viking history is well documented, it's Post-Christianity Vikings that we know them as.  Eggers' is more interested in the more Pagan and ritualistic Bezerkers, who lived in a time before Christianity and a

I remember watching The VVitch the opening weekend it came out.  Extremely under-the-radar, the theater was completely empty, save for another elderly couple sitting further down the row next to me.  How they came across that film or decided to watch it during it's opening weekend is beyond me, but they handled that haunting film with far more poise than I did.

I remember immediately thinking Anya Taylor-Joy will be a star, in due time.  And that whatever Robert Eggers does next will undoubtedly be something to watch for.  With The Lighthouse, and Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe's maddening charisma, a further descent into chaos and madness was perfectly in line with his sensibilities.

Men (2022)

#5. Men

"Where you could spot the sharpness, the smart, grounded nature of his early work as a writer, his latter work as both writer and director on his projects has allowed him to revel in his own tastes.  To dance in the dark a little bit further."

As much for Alex Garland's talents and wit, as a writer, we're now beginning to see his sensibilities being elevated through his direction.

Where you could spot the sharpness, the smart, grounded nature of his early work as a writer, his latter work as both writer and director on his projects has allowed him to revel in his own tastes.  To dance in the dark a little bit further.

Men strikes me as something quieter, more isolated.  Along the lines of Annihilation and 28 Days Later.  The former, a psychological and psychedelic trip and one of the best modern day science-fiction films to date, with the latter being arguably the best outbreak/zombie film of all-time and one of the best horror films of all-time.

 

Killers of the Flower Moon (2022)

#6. Killers of the Flower Moon

"The culmination of a lifelong dream.  Herbert's Dune, seen through the eyes of his greatest devotee: Denis Villeneuve."

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Babylon (2022)

#7. Babylon

"The culmination of a lifelong dream.  Herbert's Dune, seen through the eyes of his greatest devotee: Denis Villeneuve."

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Blonde (2022)

#8.  Blonde

"Ana De Armas is a tour de force on screen.  She has that movie-star quality, that silver-screen magnetism that hones in on your gaze.  That coupled with a very interesting, and strong-minded director in Andrew Dominik and an unrelenting NC-17 rating make this a film of unrivaled precedence."

Ana De Armas is a tour de force on screen.  She has that movie-star quality, that silver-screen magnetism that hones in on your gaze.  That coupled with a very interesting, and strong-minded director in Andrew Dominik and an unrelenting NC-17 rating make this a film of unrivaled precedence.

Three Thousand Years of Longing (2022)

#9. Three Thousand Years of Longing

"George Miller is a maestro, and this film has all the makings of intrigue.  From the plot, to the talent, to the sheer boundaries of possibility."

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"George Miller is a maestro, and this film has all the makings of intrigue.  From the plot, to the talent, to the sheer boundaries of possibility."

The Fablemans (2022)

#10. The Fabelmans

"The man who so formidably shaped the childhood of millions, and possibly billions of people over the course of 50 years, finally gets to tell the story of his own childhood."

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"The man who so formidably shaped the childhood of millions, and possibly billions of people over the course of 50 years, finally gets to tell the story of his own childhood."

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