And as we look back on some of our favorite times of the year, from red carpet looks Y celebrity scandals a viral fashion that got us hooked, it’s hard to ignore the plethora of amazing movies we’ve been blessed with in 2022.
From long-awaited blockbusters like AvatarThe second installment of The Universal-Obsessed Over Everything everywhere at once, and the controversial do not worry honeyHollywood promised a lot of entertainment this year.
And with all the major releases of the year finally out, it’s time to reflect on the ones that stood out.
Go ahead, Maria Clara the editors share their picks for the best film of the year.
bones and all
“This sordid love story set against the backdrop of 1980s America isn’t to everyone’s taste (especially if you’ve got an upset stomach), but to me, Luca Guadagnino’s timeless young romance story was well deserved and hit the publicity. the top of my “best movies of 2022” list.Weirdly poetic yet incredibly aesthetic, the film seamlessly weaved romance and horror together in this nuanced coming-of-age story about the most unlikely protagonist: a cannibal. nuanced performances from the inimitable Timothée Chalamet and rising star Taylor Russell, this film explores the all-encompassing feelings of first love, bones and all.”
— Ava Gilchrist, digital writer
The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
“In spite of the glass onion It’s only just out, I already know this is my favorite movie night option for the next few months. A follow up to knives out film, The glass onion It is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. A mystery mixed with various twists and turns, accompanied by a handsome Daniel Craig with a raspy southern drawl: sign me up for an all-night drinking session…”
do not worry honey
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“For a movie with so much politics and on-set hype, I expected to be disappointed. I wasn’t. As Harry styles he said, ‘this is a movie that feels like a movie. The man did not lie. A movie that really needs to be appreciated on a movie set. I loved the aesthetic, the soundtrack, and of course the female leads (well, and the men…well, one man in particular).”
— Harriet Sim, Features Writer
Top Gun: Maverick
“I never expected a tom cruise action revival is my best movie of 2022. In fact, I never planned to see it. But inspired by Cover of Jennifer Connelly in our July issue, I went to see what all the fuss was about. And wow, was I blown away. In a fortnight, she had seen him again twice.
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Cruise is magical on screen, but it was Rooster who won my heart. I’m thankful YouTube doesn’t make their own version of Spotify, because the number of times I’ve rewatched that beach scene would make Miles Teller file a restraining order.”
— Bree Player, Features Editor
“When I heard that two of my favorites, daisy edgar jones and Sebastian Stan, were playing love interests in a movie that was marketed as a romance (it came out on Valentine’s Day!) I was thanking my lucky stars… until about 30 minutes later, when the movie drops you unconscious with a plot twist. that will make you scream, scream and throw things at the tv.
Mimi Cave’s directorial is a perfect commentary on the horrors of navigating the world of dating, with a few chaotic additions. He is an exceptional romantic comedy-horror-thriller that is simply the chef’s kiss (pun intended)”.
— Samantha Stewart, lifestyle editor
Mrs. Harris goes to Paris
“Dior couture gowns, 1950s Paris and the endearing London-based cleaning lady Mrs. Harris, played by Lesley Manville: What’s Not to Like about Mrs. Harris goes to Paris? Based on the book by Paul Gallico, which I read (and loved) as a teenager, this is a feel-good film about the love of fashion, the incredibly talented people who live and work in the world of haute couture, the determination of a normal woman who dreams of something bigger, and the generosity of the human spirit. But perhaps it’s also a reminder that the people we love in our lives are far more important than the material possessions we covet. A nice little reminder for the holiday season.”
— Sally Hunwick, beauty director
the worst person in the world
“If you’ve ever experienced the pang of apathy in your life, check this out! This somewhat plotless film about a twenty-something trying to navigate love, life, work, and a dwindling sense of identity for seven Years in Oslo, Norway is a vivid representation of young adulthood in all its mess and confusion. be reborn Reinsert gives an absolutely incredible performance along with the entire cast, really.”
—Pema Bakshi, Contributor