Dude Rates Movies

2022 facts

In 2022, I watched 83 movies, including 69 movies I never saw before and 26 movies at the theater.

My longest streak of movie-watching days was from 27 December to 30 December, with 6 movies watched.

My longest pause without any movie-watching was from 20 August to 19 September.

The oldest movie I saw was The Great Dictator, from 1940.

2022 Catchup League

A-rated movies released in 2022 which I watched after 2022.

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Falcon Lake
Charlotte Le Bon — 2022
Joseph Engel, Sara Montpetit, Monia Chokri
Tuesday 11 July 2023

One of the best coming-of-age movie out there, even though it stayed under the radar.

  • Neat cinematography.
  • Excellent acting from lead character.
  • Nice cinema references to the theme of immortality (Psycho and The Sixth Sense)
  • Nice blending of horror shots into a non-horror movie (or was it?)
    • Especially the playful shots that start hard-to-explain and then get explained.
  • Excellent sudden and unexpected anxiety-inducing scene.
  • Ballsy ending.

Great stuff.

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Romain Gavras — 2022
Dali Benssalah, Sami Slimane, Anthony Bajon
Sunday 22 January 2023

Ce film peut être interprété comme étant de droite, de gauche, ou neutre.

De droite car le scénario catastrophe qu'il explore le contraint à associer pendant toute sa durée l'imagerie de la cité avec l'imagerie de la violence.

De gauche car son utilisation des codes du film de guerre mythologique lui fait esthétiser les deux camps qui s'affrontent, qui ont chacune leurs raisons et leur cause à défendre suite à un casus belli, atténuant ainsi l’asymétrie des rôles de la délinquance d'un côté, et de l'ordre républicain de l'autre.

Neutre, car il se refuse effrontément à toute tentative de rationalisation, ou d'aide à l'interprétation de ce qu'il montre.

Il faut embrasser l'interprétation de la neutralité pour pouvoir apprécier le spectacle cinématographique sidérant, qui a de quoi rendre fier le cinéma français quant à sa capacité technique et esthétique.

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Damien Chazelle — 2022
Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Jean Smart
Thursday 19 January 2023 📽️

This movie feels like the aftermath of a solid movie that decided to do cocaine. It has the size of a Scorcese saga, the punch of Mad Max: Fury Road, the excessiveness of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the overwhelming anxiety of Mother! It's a disjointed mess that fires all cylinders in all directions, with bodily fluids and evil Tobey McGuire and jazz and a love of cinema. It's a massive beast that moves with weird gesticulation, grand directing, deliciously outrageous scenes, and kind of lands on its feet, like a cat that just panicked after having set a kitchen on fire.

I had a great time watching it.

Watched in 2023