2022 in Films

Format adapted from Charles François, who I still hope will one day rediscover his cinephilia and start hanging out with myself and the Skandies crew again. It’s been ten years since he last used it and I hereby declare it in the public domain.

Combine the first two columns for a list of films released (or "released") in 2022, and the last two columns for films seen in 2022. Ordering is preferential when ratings are identical.

Seen Previously
Movies I saw in 2021 {or before} that were released in the U.S. in 2022. Films not yet released but currently scheduled for this year are indicated by a (→).
Seen in 2022
Movies I saw shortly before, during or after their 2022 U.S. run. Asterisks (*) indicate films seen prior to their actual release. TV-only "runs" (arbitrarily deemed eligible) get a (†).
To Be Released
Movies I saw in 2022 which are still awaiting a U.S. release. Those known to have lined up distribution are indicated by a (→). Production {year} is listed if film is more than two years old.

A For All Time

A- Event

B+/A- Near Great

In Front of Your Face (Hong) 81

B+ Must See

B/B+ Warmly Recommended

Ahed's Knee (Lapid) 71
Benediction (Davies) 70
De humani corporis fabrica (Paravel, Castaing-Taylor) 69
Hit the Road (P. Panahi) 69

B Recommended

Paris, 13th District (Audiard) 68
RRR (Rajamouli) 67
*Happening (Diwan) 65
Emergency (Williams) 64

B-/B Recommended with Mild Reservations

Întregalde (Muntean) 63
Dear Mr. Brody (Maitland) 62
*KIMI (Soderbergh) 62
The Girl and the Spider (Zürchers) 62
Fire of Love (Dosa) 61
Rehana (Saad) 61
Wood and Water (Bak) 60
Compartment No. 6 (Kuosmanen) 60

B- Recommended with Strong Reservations

Anaïs in Love (Bourgeois-Tacquet) 59
*Cyrano (Wright) 59
Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (Linklater) 59
Jackass Forever (Tremaine) 58
*Crimes of the Future (Cronenberg) 58
Three Thousand Years of Longing (Miller) 57
Il buco (Frammartino) 57
*The Bob's Burgers Movie (Bouchard, Derriman) 57
The Integrity of Joseph Chambers (Machoian) 57
*The Northman (Eggers) 56
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Hyde) 56
Ali & Ava (Barnard) 56
Montana Story (McGehee, Siegel) 55
Everything Everywhere All at Once (Kwan, Scheinert) 55

C+/B- On the Fence, Leaning Forward

Downfall: The Case Against Boeing (Kennedy) 54
Babi Yar. Context (Loznitsa) 54
One Second (Zhang) 54
*Cha Cha Real Smooth (Raiff) 53
A Chiara (Carpiganano) 53
Neptune Frost (Williams, Uzeyman) 53
Both Sides of the Blade (Denis) 52
Operation Mincemeat (Madden) 52
Donbass {2018} (Loznitsa) 52
Flux Gourmet (Strickland) 51
Petrov's Flu (Serebrennikov) 51
Coma (Bonello) 51
After Yang (Kogonada) 51

C+ Take It or Leave It

This Much I Know to Be True (Dominik) 50
*Uncharted (Fleischer) 50
Cow (Arnold) 50
Futura (Marcello, Munzi, Rohrwacher) 50
The Tsugua Diaries (Fazendeiro, Gomes) 50
The Forgiven (McDonagh) 49
Lingui: The Sacred Bonds (Haroun) 49
The Novelist's Film (Hong) 48
*Huda's Salon (Abu-Assad) 48

C/C+ On the Fence, Leaning Backward

Bigbug (Jeunet) 44
*Metal Lords (Sollett) 44
Elvis (Luhrmann) 43
Saturday Fiction {2019} (Lou) 42

C Pass

She Will (Colbert) 41
*Nitram (Kurzel) 41
X (West) 41
Earwig (Hadžihalilović) 40
Emergency Declaration (Han) 39
Casablanca Beats (Ayouch) 39
The Black Phone (Derrickson) 39
Unclenching the Fists (Kovalenko) 39
Nope (Peele) 38
Introduction (Hong) 38
You Won't Be Alone (Stolevski) 37

C- Ugh

Vortex (Noé) 35
Ambulance (Bay) 29

D+ Double-Ugh

*Moonfall (Emmerich) 27

D Bomb

F Burn the Negative

Walk-outs Channel Surfing

The African Desperate (Syms)
Album for the Youth (Solarz)
Apples (Nikou)
Belle (Hosoda)
Bipolar (Li)
Children of the Mist (Diễm)
The City and the City (Passalis, Tzoumerkas)
Destello bravío (Rodríguez)
Dos estaciones (González)
El gran movimiento (Russo)
Friends and Strangers (Vaughan)
Great Freedom (Meise)
Hot in Day, Cold at Night (Park)
Hustle (Zagar)
Liborio (Martínez Sosa)
Master (Diallo)
Medusa (Rocha da Silveira)
Mr. Bachmann and His Class (Speth)
Moon, 66 Questions (Lentzou)
Murina (Kusijanović)
On the Count of Three (Carmichael)
Once Upon a Time in Calcutta (Sengupta)
Pebbles (Vinothraj)
Pilgrims (Bareisa)
Playground (Wandel)
Rise (Omotoso)
Rock Bottom Riser (Silva)
Servants (Ostrochovský)
The Shepherdess and the Seven Songs (Singh)
Singing in the Wilderness (Chen)
Stop-Zemlia (Gornostai)
The Tale of King Crab (Rigo de Righi, Zoppis)
Turning Red (Shi)
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (Gormican)
We're All Going to the World's Fair (Schoenbrun)
White Building (Neang)
You Are Not My Mother (Dolan)

Incomplete Mishap/Bad Timing