10 movies of 2022 – and more: Introduction

So here we are again. 2022 is being over, and I am now writing about how many movies I watched during this year despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although things have been a bit better compared to what we suffered during 2020 and 2021, I am still wearing a mask just like many others, and I am seriously wondering whether we will continue to wear mask as before throughout the next year.

Anyway, 2022 has been another fruitful year for me and many other movie audiences out there. While I watched lots of notable films via those streaming services, I still enjoyed watching good films on big screen nonetheless, and I was certainly delighted to watch “Top Gun: Maverick” in a big local Dolby Cinema screening room with a bunch of audiences during one summer evening. Tomorrow, I will watch “Avatar: the Way of Water” in the same screening room, and I sincerely hope that it will be as entertaining as implied by the first preview reactions in US.

During last few weeks, I struggled to make my annual movie list, and I surely had some headache before eventually submitting my list to Indiewire and rogerebert.com. There are many movies I like a lot, but, boy, it is really difficult to arrange them in the list, and I must confess that my mind was frequently occupied with that even when I was supposed to work to earn my living at a certain small biotechnology company.

By the way, you will notice that several notable films of this year such as “The Fabelmans”, “Women Talking”, “The Banshees of Inisherin”, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery“, “Babylon”, “Living”, “Tringle of Sadness”, “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed” and, yes, “Avatar: the Way of Water” are not included in my list. I could not watch them and other certain films before eventually making the list, but I will surely watch them within next few months, and I will certainly mention them around the end of the next year if they are as good as others have said.

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