With the summer coming to an end, we can look forward to the countless great films awaiting their release at the end of the year. The anticipation appears to be at a high not seen in years, with my personal excitement level through the roof. Though these aren’t the only anticipated films coming out in late 2022, here are a few to look out for.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Directed By Robert Zemeckis
Logline – A darker version of the classic children’s fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy.
Anything Guillermo del Toro does is worth watching, especially when it’s a classic children’s fairy tale in Pinocchio. Stop-motion animation with Guillermo del Toro at the helm? Sign me up.
Don’t Worry Darling
Directed By Olivia Wilde
Logline – A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.
The drama surrounding Don’t Worry Darling makes it worthy enough to view so that you can grasp the tweets related to the film. All that aside, Olivia Wilde has proven to be a notable filmmaker, so why miss it?
Directed By Andrew Dominik
Logline – A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.
Though I admit my admiration for film biopics isn’t very high, the trailers and buzz surrounding Blonde have caught my attention. Whenever a film’s controversial, it’s usually worth a visit from any film fanatic.
The Banshees of Inisherin
Directed By Martin McDonagh
Logline – Two lifelong friends are at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both.
In Bruges is one of my favorites, so having Martin McDonagh’s direction paired with Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson makes for a must-watch.
Decision to Leave
Directed By Park Chan-wook
Logline – A detective investigating a man’s death in the mountains meets the dead man’s mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.
Park Chan-wook is a staple in Korean filmmaking, and Decision to Leave already has a ton of high-end reviews out for it. That alone makes me expect Decision to Leave to be a film from an artist at his absolute best.
Directed By Steven Spielberg
Logline – A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg’s childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, aged seven to eighteen.
Like so many other great filmmakers, pretty much anything Spielberg does is worth watching.
Directed By Florian Zeller
Logline – Peter, as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby, is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.
The Father took critics and audiences by storm in 2020 for being such a heavy portrayal of a man living with dementia. Will The Son live up to its expectations? We’ll see.
Bones and All
Directed By Luca Guadagnino
Logline – Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.
A love story about cannibalism? That alone should interest horror fans.
Directed By Darren Aronofsky
Logline – A reclusive English teacher living with severe obesity attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.
Brendan Fraser’s recent resurgence under Darren Aronofsky’s direction is sure to create an oscar-worthy film. Anything Aronofsky does generates gossip, polarization, and, usually, a worthwhile film.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Directed By Rian Johnson
Logline – Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
Who knew the acclaimed 2019 mystery film Knives Out would generate a franchise? With two sequels signed for Netflix, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is the first of the bunch. Let’s see if it’s a cash grab or a worthy sequel.