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Every year I sweat over what should be in my end of the year Top-10 and it’s honestly an exhausting process. The fact will always remain that choosing just 10 is an impossible task. Also, depending on my mood, I could make an argument for numbers 2-25 having a reason to be number one. What should be discussed and celebrated is how great a year it was for AMovieGuy.com! 2023 will be the 10th year of existence but 2022 might have been the most monumental yet. It was the first year where I became a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and contributing to the famous Tomatometer for all films. The Hot Seat was on fire, with interviews with Naomi Watts, Matthew Heineman, Joel Kim Booster, Lily Gladstone, David Arquette, Sosie Bacon, Mark Pellington, and many more. We had a new contributing film critic in Dan Pal. We covered multiple film festivals including- Fantastic Fest, SXSW, Chicago Critics Film Festival, and Reeling 2022. I also began contributing to a new website The Spool. Reviewed too many movies to keep track. And finally began a spectacular Heist-movie podcast- Scene Stealers. It was a lot of work and extremely rewarding to have such a great year and yes, the movies were a lot of fun as well. It was a strong year and without further ado…Here are AMovieGuy.com’s Top-10 movies of 2022 and end of the year awards:

Honorable Mentions: 11) Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths; 12) TAR; 13) The Menu; 14) Decision to Leave; 15) Kimi; 16) All Quiet on the Western Front; 17) Hold Me Tight; 18) Both Sides of the Blade; 19) Crimes of the Future; 20) Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood; 21) Speak No Evil; 22) Emily the Criminial; 23) Prey; 24) Happening; 25) The Woman King

Top 10:

10) The Banshees of Inisherin
9) The Roundup
8) The Batman
7) Watcher
6) The Northman
5) Women Talking
4) Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
3) Bones and All
2) Pearl/X
1) Avatar: The Way of Water

Top 10 Documentaries:

10) Good Night Oppy
9) SR. 
8) Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power
7) All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
6) 2nd Chance
5) Moonage Daydream
4) Fire of Love
3) Three Minutes: A Lengthening
2) Hold Your Fire
1) Retrograde

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Mark Rylance- Bones and All

Ke Huy Quan- Everything Everywhere All at Once

Ben Whishaw- Women Talking

Brian Tyree Henry- Causeway

WINNER: BRIAN TYREE HENRY- CAUSEWAY

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Claire Foy- Women Talking

Kerry Condon- The Banshees of Inisherin

Janelle Monae- Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Angela Bassett- Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

WINNER: CLAIRE FOY- WOMEN TALKING


BEST ACTOR:

Colin Farrell- The Banshees of Inisherin

Javier Bardem- The Good Boss

Jeremy Pope- The Inspection

Adam Sandler- Hustle

WINNER: COLIN FARRELL- THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

BEST ACTRESS:

Mia Goth- Pearl/X

Cate Blanchett- TAR

Tilda Swinton- The Eternal Daughter

Anna Diop- Nanny

WINNER: MIA GOTH- PEARL/X

BEST DIRECTOR:

James Cameron- Avatar: The Way of Water

Ti West- Pear/X

Sarah Polley- Women Talking

Guillermo del Toro- Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

WINNER: TI WEST- PEARL/X

BEST PICTURE:

Avatar: The Way of Water- Directed by James Cameron

Pearl/X– Directed by Ti West

Women Talking– Directed by Sarah Polley

Bones and All– Directed by Luca Guadagnino

WINNER: AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

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