Highly original films, female-focused stories, and films making their theatrical debuts clearly dominated the Associated Press’ first Top 25 Movies list. It was released on Thursday, topped by Searchlight Pictures’ “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Top 5 films on AP’s list in a world of cinema where it often seems like only franchise films go after the traditional box office. The films are all originals, and most have found solid audiences in theaters, despite the fact that movie viewing has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels.
Dark comedy from writer/director Martin McDonagh Ireland’s feuding friend has been a clear favorite of critic groups and industry voting bodies since its debut graced at the Venice Film Festival. in September. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson’s stars continue to find new audiences now that they’re available for streaming.
In second place was this year’s Cinderella Story, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Anarchy and Multiverse Hopping “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” A24 Release starring Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan It caused a sensation in word of mouth.
“Tár” by Focus Features, Todd Field Challenging classical music drama Cate Blanchett and I came in 3rd place. It’s the only film in the top 5 to do poorly at the box office.
Top 3 may sound like a lot of critics’ lists, but the next few movies are heading in a more representative, crowd-pleasing direction.Jordan Peele Movie Thriller Senda Up “No” 4th place, Gina Prince-Bythewood’s throwback action epic “The Woman King” Rounded out the top five. Both are major studio films (Universal and Sony, respectively) by black directors with black actors in lead roles.
The list also included the year’s biggest blockbuster, Top Gun: Maverick. (No. 7) and “Avatar: Path of Water” (No. 16, tie); major studio releases like Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical Favermans (No. 8) and Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” (No. 14) and countless international films like the Telugu musical epic ‘RRR’, Stand out in 6th place.
Netflix bursts into the top 10 with its own crowd pleaser: Rian Johnson’s The starry and comedic Hooda unit “Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery”.
Women-directed films centered around women’s stories were also prominently represented. In addition to “The Woman King”, Viola Davis and As Agojie Warriors, Sarah Polley’s Talking Women, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara and Jessie Buckley play women from an isolated conservative religious community, Ranked 9th. Praised by Charlotte Wells, Semi-autobiographical father-daughter movie “After Sun” He settled in 11th, closely followed by Laura Poitras in 15th. Venice International Film Festival Winning Film “Beauty and All About Blood” About activist and photographer Nan Goldin – the only documentary in the Top 25.
Further down the list were two very different biopics exploring the system of injustice – ‘She Said’. (No. 19), the New York Times reporter who exposed sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and “until” (No. 22) About Mamie Till-Bradley, Mother of murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till.
Seven films directed by women make up 28% of the list, slightly higher than the industry as a whole. It will be 24% of the top-grossing movies in 2022, according to a recent study by San Diego State University. Nine films were also directed by non-white directors.
Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Whale’, 2 famous works that divided opinion among critics Performed by Brendan Fraser as the 600-pound man, and Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon,” Chaotic and raucous movies about Hollywood in the silent era starring Margot Robbie and Brad Pitt made the list.
The top 25 included many genres, including horror (“Nope”) and satire (“Triangle of Sadness”). (No. 21). “Glass onion” (No.10) was not the only mystery In a bunch; there was also Korean noir ‘Determination to leave’ (No. 12), and two stop-motion animation contributions (“Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro” 13 and “Marcel the Seashell with Shoes” No. 20).
Films were also welcomed from many countries around the world, including Poland, including Jerzy Skolimowski’s dark donkey-centric fable EO. No. 23, and Jafar Panahi’s ‘No Bears’ Iran, It rounded out the list at number 25.
Panahi’s film has been rated more highly than any other film on the list, topping several prominent film critics’ best of the year lists. The relatively low ranking was due in part to the late release date of December 23, the panelist voting deadline, and limited availability to critics outside of key markets such as New York and Los Angeles. It may be caused by the department.
Overall, 176 unique films were voted on by 26 panelists. Films that missed the top 25 included ‘Emily the Criminal,’ ‘The Batman,’ ‘The Menu,’ ‘Bones and All,’ and ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’ rice field.
At the bottom of the list were a few stargazing ensembles from notable directors, one for each. “Amsterdam” by David O. Russell And Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise”. Both were technically defeated by “Jackass Forever.” I got a total of 2 points.