Despite 2022 decidedly not being ready for Morbin’ Time, audiences seem to be ready to return to theaters. After a few years of skittishness from studios (and a streaming gamble that saw HBO Max go from confusing gimmick to must-subscribe service), the blockbusters are back in full force. Some of them—held back just for this moment—are actually good. But what’s even more exciting is the renewed thirst among moviegoers for exciting and original indie fare; everyone on every Facebook timeline shared their one-sentence review of Everything Everywhere All at Once all at once. Alongside that unexpected smash, 2022 has seen a few other surprising mainstream heavy-hitters accompany new entries from beloved artists like David Cronenberg and Hong Sang-soo. Our favorites count these and movies from soon-to-be household names, dealing with subjects like the porn industry and creepypastas in far-flung locales like Iran, Chad, Tasmania and the halls of Downton Abbey.
Read more at Paste Magazine.
Contributor Paste Magazine, Film School Rejects, Consequence, Looper, & Screen Slate. First cow in the territory.