Thanks to COVID, 2022 was the year I stayed away from the cinema. Nearly every movies I got the privilege to watch was in my own home (with the exception of Wakanda Forever). Even with a ton of movies to watch at home, the picks seemed to be slim for me. Gravitating more toward streaming shows, I appreciated having more time to spend with characters and stories, instead of the typical 90 minutes of movies.
But still, there were a few that creeped in that I enjoyed. Action and horror, as usually were the bulk of my favorites, with a sprinkling of dramas. Lets take a look:
Motion Picture of The Year
Everything that Michelle Yeoh has done seemed to lead her to Everything Everwhere All At Once. Action, drama, comedy… it was all on display in Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s Sci-Fi multiversal comedy. Both Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu deserved Oscar noms for their different roles of the same characters. And this movie blessed us with the return of Ke Huy Quan (Short Round from the Indiana Jones films).
I have to say that it wasn’t hard picking this movie and the best of the year. The group seemed to be pretty weak. But even in a good year for movies, I believe this film would easily stand out as one of the best. Here’s to hoping it’s able to grab as many Oscars as possible.. including picture of the year.