The reasons are few for watching the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, March 12. While The Good Nurse, Blonde, Empire of Light, Women Talking, The Inspection, and Elvis are overlooked, and as the way over-touted but lacking movies Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, Tár, and The Fabelmans have gained the brunt this year’s Oscar nominations, I can safely say that 2022 was among the worst years in my 48 years of being a movie fan.
If too many of this year’s Oscar-nominated movies also leave you cold, here is a roster of films in no particular order that I think have merit, and will take your mind off the dismal state of filmmaking.
- The King’s Speech
- Body Heat
- Three Men and a Baby
- As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me
- Any Which Way You Can