Top 10 of 2022

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This list will be updated each time I see a film from 2022 (world premiere/imdb date) that is better than at least one of the films already on the list.

  1. EO (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  2. The Plains (David Easteal)
  3. Showing Up (Kelly Reichardt)
  4. De Humani Corporis Fabrica (Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor)
  5. Coma (Bertrand Bonello)
  6. We Had the Day Bonsoir (Narimane Mari)
  7. The Natural History of Destruction (Sergei Loznitsa)
  8. The Dream and the Radio (Renaud Després-Larose & Ana Tapia Rousiouk)
  9. Queens of the Qing Dynasty (Ashley McKenzie)
  10. Fairytale (Aleksandr Sokurov)

 

Polls Top 10 (Eligible titles [will] appear here.)

  1. EO (2022, Jerzy Skolimowski)
  2. The Tsugua Diaries (2021, Miguel Gomes & Maureen Fazendeiro)
  3. Rock Bottom Riser (2021, Fern Silva)
  4. The Last City (2020, Heinz Emigholz)
  5. Mr. Bachmann and His Class (2021, Maria Speth)
  6. Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (2022, Richard Linklater)
  7. The Novelist’s Film (2022, Hong Sang-soo)
  8. Vortex (2021, Gaspar Noé)
  9. The Girl and the Spider (2021, Ramon Zürcher)
  10. The Lobby (2020, Heinz Emigholz)

 

My Top 10 Discoveries During 2022 (for first-time viewings of films made before 2010)

  1. Hospital (1970, Frederick Wiseman)
  2. Femme Fatale (2002, Brian De Palma)
  3. Blind (1987, Frederick Wiseman)
  4. The French (1982, William Klein)
  5. Man’s Favorite Sport? (1964, Howard Hawks)

 

Other 2022 films I’ve seen

  • The Lives of Infamous Men (Gilles Deroo & Marianne Pistone) – 6.9
  • Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood (Richard Linklater) – 6.8
  • The Novelist’s Film (Hong Sang-soo) – 6.8
  • Pacifiction (Albert Serra) – 6.7
  • Afterwater (Dane Komljen) – 6.7
  • Rewind & Play (Alain Gomis) – 6.7
  • The Middle Ages (Alejo Moguillansky & Luciana Acuña) – 6.7
  • Dry Ground Burning (Adirley Queirós & Joana Pimenta) – 6.6
  • The African Desperate (Martine Syms) – 6.6
  • Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg) – 6.5
  • The United States of America (James Benning) – 6.5
  • Met Mes (Sam de Jong) – 6.5
  • About the Clouds (María Aparicio) – 6.4
  • That Kind of Summer (Denis Côté) – 6.4
  • The Civil Dead (Clay Tatum) – 6.3
  • Mother and Son (Léonor Serraille) – 6.3
  • One Fine Morning (Mia Hansen-Løve) – 6.2
  • The Unstable Object II (Daniel Eisenberg) – 6.2
  • Third Grade (Jacques Doillon) – 6.1
  • Dying in Ibiza: A Film in Three Summers (Mattéo Eustachon, Léo Couture, & Anton Balekdjian) – 6.1
  • Funny Pages (Owen Kline) – 6.1
  • I Didn’t See You There (Reid Davenport) – 6.1
  • Triangle of Sadness (Ruben Östlund) – 6.1
  • Magdala (Damien Manivel) – 6.0
  • Tori and Lokita (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) – 6.0
  • Dos Estaciones (Juan Pablo González) – 6.0
  • Striking Land (Raul Domingues) – 6.0
  • Christophe… Definitely (Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster & Ange Leccia) – 5.9
  • Nobody’s Hero (Alain Guiraudie) – 5.9
  • Armageddon Time (James Gray) – 5.9
  • The Adventures of Gigi the Law (Alessandro Comodin) – 5.9
  • Kimi (Steven Soderbergh) – 5.9
  • Brother and Sister (Arnaud Desplechin) – 5.8
  • A Little Love Package (Gastón Solnicki) – 5.7
  • Sharp Stick (Lena Dunham) – 5.7
  • Barail (Denis Cointe) – 5.7
  • R.M.N. (Cristian Mungiu) – 5.7
  • Nope (Jordan Peele) – 5.6
  • Both Sides of the Blade (Claire Denis) – 5.6
  • Scarlet (Pietro Marcello) – 5.6
  • Poitiers (Jérôme Reybaud) – 5.6
  • Answering the Sun (Rainer Kohlberger) – 5.6
  • See You Friday, Robinson (Mitra Farahani) – 5.6
  • Aftersun (Charlotte Wells) – 5.5
  • Footnote (Zhengfan Yang) – 5.5
  • Happer’s Comet (Tyler Taormina) – 5.5
  • Unrest (Cyril Schäublin) – 5.5
  • Camouflage (Jonathan Perel) – 5.5
  • Mutzenbacher (Ruth Beckermann) – 5.5
  • Riotsville, USA (Sierra Pettengill) – 5.5
  • Cha Cha Real Smooth (Cooper Raiff) – 5.5
  • The Passengers of the Night (Mikhaël Hers) – 5.4
  • Human Flowers of Flesh (Helena Wittmann) – 5.4
  • Enys Men (Mark Jenkin) – 5.4
  • Resurrection (Andrew Semans) – 5.4
  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Sophie Hyde) – 5.4
  • Three Thousand Years of Longing (George Miller) – 5.4
  • A Flower in the Mouth (Éric Baudelaire) – 5.3
  • Jackass Forever (Jeff Tremaine) – 5.3
  • It Is Night in America (Ana Vaz) – 5.3
  • Forever Young (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) – 5.3
  • The Dam (Ali Cherri) – 5.3
  • Matter Out of Place (Nikolaus Geyrhalter) – 5.3
  • Pamfir (Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk) – 5.3
  • Godland (Hlynur Pálmason) – 5.2
  • Metronom (Alexandru Belc) – 5.2
  • This House (Miryam Charles) – 5.2
  • Small, Slow but Steady (Shô Miyake) – 5.2
  • 2nd Chance (Ramin Bahrani) – 5.2
  • Sick of Myself (Kristoffer Borgli) – 5.1
  • Aftersun (Lluís Galter) – 5.1
  • Fall (Vadim Kostrov) – 5.1
  • The Kegelstatt Trio (Rita Azevedo Gomes) – 5.1
  • Navalny (Daniel Roher) – 5.1
  • Summering (James Ponsoldt) – 5.1
  • Rodeo (Lola Quivoron) – 5.1
  • Diary of a Fleeting Affair (Emmanuel Mouret) – 5.0
  • blood (Bradley Rust Gray) – 5.0
  • Geographies of Solitude (Jacqueline Mills) – 5.0
  • Corsage (Marie Kreutzer) – 5.0
  • Will-o’-the-Wisp (João Pedro Rodrigues) – 4.9
  • The Eight Mountains (Charlotte Vandermeersch & Felix van Groeningen) – 4.9
  • Exterior Night (Marco Bellocchio) – 4.9
  • Deep Water (Adrian Lyne) – 4.9
  • Nomotopowell (Brent Chesanek) – 4.9
  • Way Out Ahead of Us (Rob Rice) – 4.8
  • Flux Gourmet (Peter Strickland) – 4.8
  • Call Jane (Phyllis Nagy) – 4.8
  • Decision to Leave (Park Chan-wook) – 4.8
  • Fire of Love (Sara Dosa) – 4.8
  • Brother in Every Inch (Alexander Zolotukhin) – 4.7
  • EAMI (Paz Encina) – 4.7
  • You Have to Come and See It (Jonás Trueba) – 4.7
  • Tchaïkovsky’s Wife (Kirill Serebrennikov) – 4.7
  • You Have to Come and See It (Jonás Trueba) – 4.7
  • Don Juan (Serge Bozon) – 4.6
  • Life Lasts Two Days (Leonardo Mouramateus) – 4.6
  • The Child (Marguerite de Hillerin & Félix Dutilloy-Liégeois) – 4.6
  • Stars at Noon (Claire Denis) – 4.5
  • Alcarràs (Carla Simón) – 4.5
  • Rimini (Ulrich Seidl) – 4.4
  • The Line (Ursula Meier) – 4.4
  • Garden Sandbox (Yukinori Kurokawa) – 4.4
  • Nostalgia (Mario Martone) – 4.4
  • Robe of Gems (Natalia López Gallardo) – 4.3
  • Final Cut (Michel Hazanavicius) – 4.2
  • Quarries (Ellie Ga) – 4.2
  • La Jauría (Andrés Ramírez Pulido) – 4.1
  • Holy Spider (Ali Abbasi) – 4.1
  • Boy from Heaven (Tarik Saleh) – 4.0
  • Jet Lag (Zheng Lu Xinyuan) – 3.9
  • Super Natural (Jorge Jácome) – 3.8
  • Night Detour (Paul Chotel & Ariane Falardeau St-Amour) – 3.8
  • My Two Voices (Lina Rodriguez) – 3.8
  • God’s Creatures (Saela Davis & Anna Rose Holmer) – 3.7
  • The Veteran (Jerónimo Rodríguez) – 3.6
  • The Five Devils (Léa Mysius) – 3.6
  • Broker (Hirokazu Kore-eda) – 3.6
  • Close (Lukas Dhont) – 3.4
  • Leila’s Brothers (Saeed Roustaee) – 3.3
  • Can Someone Meet Me in Dark Alley? (Gaetano Liberti & Luciano Pérez Savoy) – 3.3
  • The Name of Things (Diego Escobar) – 3.3