In 2022, three highly anticipated movies, “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis,” and “Tár,” are set to release. “The Banshees of Inisherin” is a dark comedy about a small Irish village that believes their local banshee has returned to haunt them. “Elvis” is a biographical film about the legendary musician’s rise to fame, starring Austin Butler in the lead role. “Tár” is a drama about a Syrian refugee family struggling to survive in Turkey, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ömer Vargı. Each of these movies brings its own unique story and style to the big screen, making 2022 an exciting year for film enthusiasts so must watch films to get prepared for Oscars.
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)
Martin McDonagh, the talented director of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, brings us a new film about the story of two men, played by Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. One of them is arrested, and it suddenly calls their friendship into question. Set in Ireland in 1927, the film serves as a metaphor for the fratricidal division that plagued the country during that period. The movie has been in theaters since February 2nd and has received 8th. Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Colin Farrell), and Best Screenplay. Island Spirits is a Disney production, so it will most likely be released on Disney+, but there is no confirmed date yet.
Nominated for 8 statuettes including Best Film, Best Actor (Austin Butler), Best Cinematography (Mandy Walker) and Best Costume Design (Catherine Martin), the latest film by the director of Moulin Rouge, Rome+Juliet and The Great Gatsby is a reconstruction full of pop, sensuality and sequins of the rise of the “King” of rock and his troubled relationship with the one who was his discoverer-agent-father: Colonel Tom Parker, played by Tom Hanks. The film is erotic, disturbing and magnetic. You can already find it in paid streaming on Prime Video.
After the victory of the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, it is almost certain – even if nothing ever is at the Academy Awards – that it will be Cate Blanchett. The absolute star of Todd Field’s latest film, who will win the statuette for Best lead actress. Tár , nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, follow. The story of Lydia Tár, the first woman to lead the Berlin Philharmonic. The film portrays Lydia during a turbulent moment in her professional life. Her former employees accuse her of abusing her power and demanding sexual favors in exchange for professional recognition. It is a very current film, in which themes that have already been covered are however revisited from a particular perspective and with a sometimes very experimental approach. It’s been in theaters since February 9.
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