Favorite Feature Films of 2022
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Written by: Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie
Paramount Pictures, Skydance, TC Productions, Don Simpson/Jerry Bruckheimer Films
After thirty plus years of military experience, US Navy Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell does what he does best: pushing the envelope in a cockpit. When he's called back to Top Gun Academy, Maverick must confront a past traumatic event while simultaneously training a new class of recruits for a top-secret mission.
Directed by: Florian Zeller
Written by: Florian Zeller, Christopher Zeller
Sony Pictures Classics, CAA Media Finance, Film4, Ingenious Media, Orange Studio, Cross City Films, Embankment, See-Saw Films, Inthevoid Production
After recently dropping out of school, Peter agrees to house his son, Nicholas (of a previous marriage). Oblivious to how the divorce weighs on Nicholas, Peter is pushed to his emotional brink after Nicholas attempts suicide.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment
Set in post-World War II era (United States), THE FABELMANS follows a young inspiring filmmaker, Sammy Fabelman. In light of unraveling a profound family secret, Sammy struggles to cope with the weight of the secret and turns to the only place he feels he can express himself, and be heard...behind a camera lens.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
Directed by: Olivia Newman
Written by: Lucy Alibar
Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures, Hello Sunshine, 3000 Pictures, HarperCollins, TSG Entertainment
Raised by herself in the marshlands of the Deep South (United States), abandoned by her family as a little girl, Kya Clark, known as the "Marsh Girl" is accused of murder when the body of the local town-quarterback, Chase Andrews, is found in the marsh.
Directed by: Jeremiah Zagar
Written by: Taylor Materne, Will Fetters
Netflix, Happy Madison Productions, Roth/Kirschenbaum Films, SpringHill Company
Recently fired pro Basketball scout (76ers), Stanley Sugerman, discovers a new talent while on a trip to Spain. Sparked by the possibility to re-show his eye for talent, Stanley discovers a whole new angle of himself and basketball.
CHA CHA REAL SMOOTH
Directed by: Cooper Raiff
Written by: Cooper Raiff
Apple TV+, Picturestart, Endeavor Content, TeaTime Pictures
Twenty-two years young, fresh out of college, Andrew is stuck living at his parents home in New Jersey. The one thing he excels at is "professionally" hosting parties (of all kinds). While this won't pay his way to a new residence, it unlocks a connection more worthy than the United States Mint.