Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Don’t Worry Darling (2022) is kind of creepy, sitting in the anxieties expressed by films like The Stepford Wives (1975) and The Village (2004), or the frustrations of some incel’s vitriolic rant. There’s a lot to make anyone with a penis fell uncomfortable, even ashamed?


The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022)

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022) is an archetypal hero’s journey. Chickie Donohue (Zac Efron) takes his seemingly bottomless bag of beer on a tour of his childhood friends fighting in Vietnam.

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare

I know this makes me some kind of ignoramus, but reading Shakespeare feels like reading code, it’s English but not as we know it. Add my instinct that it’s been fetishised, weaponised to exclude all but the few, and I can’t help feeling outside, the way slang privileges a niche group.

Crimes of the Future (2022)

David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future (2022) is sparse, constrained, perhaps a little lost, certainly in a world of its own.

Celebrated performance artist Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen) has accelerated evolution syndrome, his body is constantly developing new organs. At public surgeries Tenser removes and exhibits his mutated organs.

Part body horror, part bureaucratic nightmare, Crimes is a more contemplative film than the grizzlier body horrors of earlier work, feeling more like Spider (2002) than Rabid (1977).

That said, the man has more ideas floating around here than you’ll see in half a dozen other films combined.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power S:1 (2022–)

Season One of The Rings of Power feels more like a setup for what’s to come. The whole thing raises so many more questions than it answers. There are only nine episodes. I would’ve liked twice that to make it feel as if it goes somewhere. I only hope the production doesn’t get lost in the quagmire of epic budgets and creative freedoms.

Bad Sisters (2022– )

Bad Sisters (2022– ) is a delightfully funny who-done-it with enough twists and turns and withheld information to keep you guessing til the last episode. Five sisters, one dead husband. Who killed John Paul?

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