We begin the new year by dishing about two of the best films from 2022 you may have missed. Pull up a seat at the table, and let’s dig in!
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For many, M. Night Shyamalan lost any goodwill built from his early career a long time ago. We talk about his latest movie and how, even though it has an intriguing trailer and awesome poster, it is not enough to bring in some people. This leads to a talk of the awful ending of Old (SPOILER WARNING) and why Knock at the Cabin is destined for the same fate.
Another director whose career has been spent polarizing audiences is James Cameron. We discuss the shocking success of Avatar: The Way of the Water (we know; it should not be a surprise) and why it bothers us. Will we finally break down and watch the three-hour spectacle?
Dinner in America began its festival run two years ago. At the time, it was meant with critical praise. Audiences also loved the story of two outsiders who found each other. Despite the all-around goodwill, the indie film did not find a streaming home or get a theatrical release…until the Summer of 2022.
But why do we think you should check it out?
Set in Midwest America in the 1990s, the movie is about a punk rocker who meets a socially awkward girl. Things start off rocky until the two inevitably find they have much more in common than they thought. It is entirely predictable, but two of the most lovable characters of the year make this a must-watch.
The Menu is one of the darkest, funniest, and best-acted films of the year.
It targets a niche crowd but has been able to surpass expectations thanks to strong word of mouth. We talk about its great story and atmosphere, its use of its ensemble cast, and its in-your-face writing.
You can watch Dinner in America on Hulu, and you should hurry out to see The Menu in theaters now.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
On our last episode, we combined merriment and mayhem for our Christmas horror movie edition of our humble little podcast. Christmas may be over, but we discussed a killer Clause movie that’s a blast to watch any time of year. Don’t miss it!
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