1. “Banshee of Inishelin”
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Kelly Condon, highlights haunting Irish landscapes while portraying the ups and downs of the friendship between Farrell’s Padraic and Gleason’s Colm. . Stream on HBO Max or rent on YouTube and Amazon.
2. “All at once”
The A24-produced indie Everything Everywhere All at Once has been a huge success and a crowd pleaser since it was released last spring. Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu share her story in a poignant multiverse about the rupture of a Chinese-American family and how they rediscover each other through the existence of alternate versions of themselves. I will tell you. This movie can be streamed on Paramount+ with the Showtime add-on.
Cate Blanchett plays renowned conductor Lydia Tarr. As a famous character, she is cunning and talented, and her pedestal is too high to fall from, but of course it is. Fight the culture wars to rule the It can be rented and purchased on Amazon and iTunes.
Writer-director Jordan Peele’s third horror blockbuster stars Keke Palmer and Peele favorite Daniel Kaluuya. A story about a family’s business success where a Hollywood horse wrangler leaps into weird sci-fi territory when the ranch horses start to go missing.
In “The Woman King,” Viola Davis is the head of the Agojie, a force of all-female warriors who defended the West African kingdom of Dahomey in the 19th century. The story follows Davis’ Naniska training a young woman for battle while simultaneously defeating personal demons and enemies.Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, the film is available for rent on YouTube and her Apple TV.
SS Rajamouli’s three-hour maximalist action epic ‘RRR’ is one of India’s most expensive and highest-grossing films of all time. The film pairs Tollywood’s two biggest stars, NT Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, as revolutionaries fighting British colonialists in 1920.
7. “Top Gun: Maverick”
Thirty-six years after the original Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick sees Tom Cruise return to his role as “Maverick” and take viewers to new heights. Cruise has taken on a leadership and mentor role to support his cast members Miles, his Teller and Glenn Powell. Top Gun: Maverick is available for rent from Paramount+ and Amazon.
Steven Spielberg’s most personal film chronicles the joys and ultimate perils that divide the Fabelmann family forever. In a love letter to cinema and his family, Spielberg gives viewers a look behind his passion for cinema and his search for family and the meaning of life. This movie is available for rent on Amazon.
Still only in limited theaters.
Director Sarah Polley weaves a tale of rampant sexual assault plaguing women in the Mennonite community. “Women Talking” is an adaptation of her 2018 book by Miriam Toews. Starring Claire Foy, Rooney Mara and Frances McDormand. The film is still playing in limited theaters and is not yet available for streaming.
10. “GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY”
A sequel to Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery features the return of Daniel Craig’s Southern twang-heavy detective Benoît Blanc. The twisty whodunnit does what the original does best. So that the murderous rich man in question can measure his ego and decipher which one is the killer. This movie is available for streaming on Netflix.
Writer-director Charlotte Wells follows the bond between a father-daughter duo played by Paul Mezcal and Frankie Corio. “Aftersun” focuses on a key moment in adolescent life when the reality of life peeks through the cracks and stains memories, when the world feels so big and full of wonder that it begins to fade. . This movie is available for rent on Amazon and YouTube.
12. “Decision to Leave”
Directed by Park Chan-wook, “The Decision to Break Up” is a Hitchcockian noir about an insomniac detective who falls in love with a beautiful suspect in a suspicious death he is investigating. Available for digital rental on Apple TV and Amazon.
13. “Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro”
The decades-old fairy tale “Pinocchio” is told through the lens of Guillermo del Toro’s dark mind. This is not Disney’s version of “Pinocchio”. In his musical version of Toro, Del explores themes of fascism. The cast includes Christoph Waltz, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton and Ewan McGregor. This movie is available for streaming on Netflix.
In “Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann’s vision transforms relatively unknown child star Austin Butler into a king. The unconventional biopic tells the life of Elvis Presley from the perspective of his former manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks. This movie is available to stream on HBO Max.
15. “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
Still only in limited theaters.
American photographer Nan Goldin’s life’s work, described in All Beauty and Blood, goes far beyond photography. Directed by Laura Poitras, the documentary comes in the face of a string of lawsuits alleging that Goldin’s political activism and the Sackler family’s sticky web of philanthropy in the art world sparked opioid addiction. Purdue, a pharmaceutical company, delves into how she intersected with Pharma. and danger of overdose. The film has been released in limited theaters and is not yet available for streaming.
16. “Avatar: The Way of Water”
Thirteen years later, Avatar: Path of Water delves into the journey of original Avatar protagonist Jake Sully’s family through adversity and loss. Director James Cameron builds a spiritual and visually compelling world in this sequel starring Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. The film is still playing in theaters and is not yet available for streaming.
Brendan Fraser plays Charlie, the 600-pound central character in “The Whale.” Charlie is his father, an English teacher, who has terminal health problems and has a life expectancy of his one week. During the week, he tries to bond with his estranged daughter, played by Stranger Things actor Sadie Sink. The film is adapted from an Off-Broadway play by Samuel D. Hunter. The film is still playing in theaters and is not yet available for streaming.
“La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, takes you on a journey into the hedonism of 1920s Hollywood and the drug-addicted dreams of a bygone era. The film stars Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Diego Calva, and his three-hour tale of filmmaking during a pivotal time for American cinema. The film is still playing in theaters and is not yet available for streaming.
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as Jodie Kanter and Megan Twohy, New York Times reporters exposing decades of sexual assault and misconduct allegations against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein To do. Their story sparked a global reckoning known as the #MeToo movement. This movie is streaming on his Peacock.
20. “Marcel the Shell in Shoes”
Marcel the Seashell in Shoes is a feature-length stop-motion animated film based on a YouTube short created by Jenny Slate, who voices Marcel in High Octave, and directed by Dean Fleischer Camp. The experience of being small, cute, and modest is at the heart of movies about mollusks. This movie is available for rent on Amazon.
21. “Triangle of Sadness”
Swedish filmmaker Ruben Ostlund has created a gritty social satire that explores race, wealth, social class and inequality. It stars the late Charubi Dean and Harris Dickinson as a model/influencer couple who end up on a sponsored yacht trip with other wealthy guests. Confusion occurs when you get to . The film later focuses on the maid-turned-mastermind Abigail, played by Dolly De Leon. This movie is available for rent on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon.
In the 1955 drama about the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till, director Chinonye Chukwu centers on Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, played by Danielle Deadweiler. The film follows the aftermath of Emmett’s brutal murder, Mamie’s personal trauma, and her evolution into a civil rights activist. This movie is available for rent on YouTube, Apple TV, and Amazon.
Still in limited theaters.
“EO” tells the story of a circus donkey who is separated from his owner and begins a long spiritual journey through the countryside of modern Poland and Italy where he meets kind and cruel humans. A love letter to animals directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. ‘EO’ is still in select theaters and not yet available for streaming.
Turning Red is Pixar’s first female director. Directed by her Domee Shi, creator of the Oscar-winning short film “Bao,” the animated film features a Chinese-Canadian 8th grader transforming into a big, fluffy lesser her panda growing up. It’s a story. young femininity. “Turning Red” will be streaming on her Disney+.
Still in limited theaters.
Iranian director Jafar Panahi was banned from making films for 20 years in 2010. Nevertheless, he has since made five of his films, including ‘No Bears’. The film is a dramatization of Panahi making films along the Turkish-Iranian border. In July 2022, Panahi was arrested on old charges. He’s currently serving six years in prison and was unable to attend the premiere of “No Bears.”
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