The Best Movies of 2022

Finally a full cinema year! Something that hadn’t happened since 2019. So here are my 10 favorite films out of the 90 seen during this year 2022.

Fiction films:

01. Without filter – Ruben Östlund

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Another Palme d’Or at Cannes for Ruben Östlund! With Without filter, he offers us a crazy satire, a stupid and wicked but exhilarating film. In short, I enjoyed myself! (full review)

02. Elvis – Baz Luhrmann

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Despite a fairly classic star destiny, Baz Luhrman manages to make this biopic a totally enjoyable moment of cinema, paying tribute as it should to this rock star full of excess and extravagance. (full review)

03. Warsaw 83 – An affair of state – Jan P. Matuszynski

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Warsaw 83, a state affair or the true story of a student murdered by the Jaruzelski police in 1983. A film that unfolds with precision the key elements of this drama, telling how the regime in place has implemented everything to hush up the matter. (full review)

04. As Bestas – Rodrigo Sorogoyen

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A punchy film from 2022, As Bestas, the high-tension and very controlled thriller by Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen will not leave anyone indifferent. (full review)

05. Leila and her Brothers – Saeed Roustaee

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Saeed Roustaee confirm with Leila and her brothershis new feature film (returned empty-handed from Cannes 2022), that he is a leading filmmaker on the international scene. (full review)

06. Nightmare Alley – Guillermo del Toro

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With Nightmare Alley, Guillermo del Toro offers us a model of old-school film noir with a haunting and poisonous story around the inglorious destiny of a manipulator. (full review)

07. Freaks Out – Gabriele Mainetti

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The film by Italian Gabriele Mainetti which immerses us in the middle of the Second World War in the footsteps of five characters endowed with supernatural powers. A thrilling fantasy adventure film! (full review)

08. The Cairo Conspiracy – Tarik Saleh

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Screenplay Prize at the last Cannes Film Festival, The Cairo Conspiracy confirms the talent of the Swedish filmmaker Tarik Salehdenouncing in a captivating politico-religious thriller the excesses of power in Egypt. (full review)

09. Apollo 10 ½, the rockets of my childhood – Richard Linklater

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To see (absolutely) on Netflix, an animated film inspired by the childhood memories of director Richard Linklater which tells the life of a kid in the suburbs of Houston in the 1960s. A little Proust madeleine for boomer, totally irresistible. (full review)

10. Black Market – Abbas Amini

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For his first feature film, Black Market, Abbas Amini offers us a thriller dealing with money trafficking, generational conflicts and guilt in an Iran victim of inflation. A breathtaking and very successful film noir. (full review)

10. Decision to Leave – Park Chan-Wook
11. Red Rocket -Sean Baker
12. NMR – Cristian Mungiu
13. mazes – Bogdan George Apetri
14. The Repentants – Iciar Bollain
15. November – Cedric Jimenez
16. Boop -Jordan Peele
17. El buen patron – Fernando Leon de Aranoa
18. State Scandal Investigation – Thierry de Peretti
19. The promises -Thomas Kruithof
20. Full time – Stephane Brize

The documentaries :

01. Michael Cimino – An American Mirage – Jean-Baptiste Thoret
02. And I love to fury – André Bonzel
03. Chicken fries – Yves Hinant and Jean Libon
04. The Super 8 Years – David Ernaux-Briot
05. Return to Reims (Fragments) – Jean-Gabriel Periot
06. Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen
07. Jane by Charlotte -Charlotte Gainsbourg

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