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Year in Film: 2022

2022! The year I finally returned to theaters.

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Legacy Review

Turning Red (2022)

The premise of Turning Red — thirteen-year-old Mei Lee transforming into a red panda whenever she gets agitated — is very clearly metaphoric. In fact, I don’t even know if you can call it a “metaphor” given how directly the movie likens it to menstruation (astonishingly so for a PG-rated Pixar movie).

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Legacy Review

Cha Cha Real Smooth (2022)

On a superficial level, Cha Cha Real Smooth is extremely similar to Shithouse, Cooper Raiff’s debut from 2020.

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Review

The Bad Guys (2022)

At some point in the past five years, American animation studios (mostly excluding Walt Disney Animation Studios) realized that the path forward to improving their visual language was not enhancing the photorealism of their animation.

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Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)

The title of “Where the Crawdads Sing” suggests that the central concept of the story is its setting.

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Review

Scream (2022)

The 2022 film Scream — aka Scream 5, or 5cream, or Five Cream — is probably the most coherent of the Scream sequels.

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Podcast Rating Review

Z-O-M-B-I-E-S 3 (2022)

Thus ends the strangest trilogy in Disney Channel Original Movie history.

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Review

Lightyear (2022)

While watching Lightyear, I couldn’t shake the sensation that I was watching the second movie in a series and had accidentally skipped the first.

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The Batman (2022)

I kept waiting, for three hours, for The Batman to really sock me in the jaw.

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Not Okay (2022)

Satire is hard.