A dark comedy with some Gen Z satire and social commentary packed in, ‘Emergency’ is definitely a highlight of my Sundance 2022 experience. This funny college party movie quickly shifts its focus to touch on problems today’s youth face. The film follows three young men of color who are forced to weigh the pros and cons of calling the police after discovering a drunk white girl knocked out in their house.
The humor is dark, and the family chemistry is strained, making for an entirely new kind of entertaining and mysterious new season. The thrills are intense, and the ride is suspenseful, causing a healthy amount of anxiety.
Thrilling, absorbing, and impactful, ‘892’ offers up superb performances from John Boyega, Nicole Beharie, Michael K. Williams (in his final role), Selenis Levya, and Connie Britton while drawing attention to some tragic systemic issues.
Navigating a complex mother-son relationship that is on the rocks, Jesse Eisenberg’s directorial debut features a standout performance from Julianne Moore as an overbearing, claustrophobic mom and Finn Wolfhard as an online sensation writing god-awful songs.
Trust the hype around this one. So much life is packed into these four years over a two-hour runtime that flies by, and it portrays that aimless feeling in life in such a painfully accurate way. I’m already ready to see this again.
This HBO Max series from James Gunn is a breath of fresh air in this genre that can often feel really rigid and overly structured. “Peacemaker” is given the chance to let loose a little bit and be its own kind of fun.
While HIMYF maintains a similar basic structure (Kim Cattrall narrates the series in the year 2050 as her character Sophie recounts her love life in the year 2022), the show exists in an entirely separate universe from its predecessor, HIMYM.
One of TV’s funniest comedies is finally back, and “The Righteous Gemstones” are surrounded by more chaos than ever.
We are extremely early on into 2022, but I can already tell “Somebody Somewhere” is going to end up being one of my favorite new shows of the entire year.
This is visual mastery at play with tremendous acting performances and an eerie sense of spirit that make it quite the cinematic experience to be had.