2022 OCTOBER MOVIE RANKINGS
I’m not sure if you all noticed, but I was posting October reviews while halfway through November… needless to say, I have been busy. Living in Atlanta this past month has been a wild experience. One full of fun opportunities with little to no daily structure. I’m hoping to get a handle on my week-to-week, but in the meantime I find myself catching up on the less pressing things. Chief among them? The review site.
I sought to fill October with some spooky pics, and I think I succeeded for the most part. Even an abstract, non-Halloween feature like “8 1/2” held some creepy sequences. And while I wish I got around to reviewing more, my October held enough Halloween festivities for me to feel in the holiday spirit. I hope your all’s fall season has proved to be more magical than upsetting.
With October well behind us, let’s look back and see how my reviews stacked up!
#4- “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997)
77%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Entertaining thriller, iconic leading cast, chilling October watch, and a cool location.
Cons: Has some cheesy moments and dialogue (typical teenage slasher).
#3- “Case 39”
78%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Solid performances, puts you on the edge of your seat, quite terrifying (if you enjoy flicks that unsettle you), and has plenty of compelling moments.
Cons: Predictable, demonic films aren’t my cup of tea, and the narrative structure can get exhausting.
#2- “8 1/2”
79%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Unique, intriguing, visually striking, great performances, wonderful locations, and an experience that will leave you wondering what it’s all about.
Cons: A bit too abstract for my taste, as I was quite lost throughout.
#1- “The Village” (2004)
85%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Beautiful love story, M. Night Shyamalan’s direction shines, unique aesthetic, strong performances, and memorable moments.
Cons: The big reveal was predictable (at least to me) and there were a bit too many directions this narrative was trying to pursue.
An M. Night Shyamalan feature takes October, as 2004’s “The Village” will rival against “The Princess Bride,” “Luca,” “The Batman” (2022), “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Northman,” “The Karate Kid,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Tarzan” (1999), “Zodiac,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” and the rest of the Movie of the Month victors to decide who will be the next Movie of the Year!