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Sebastian Scotney's Top 10 Films of 2022

Sebastian Scotney's Top 10 Films of 2022

Old films have a head start

'The Worst Person in the World': Renate ReinsveMUBI

Movie-watchers are wallowing in the back catalogues. I hunted down theartsdesk's readership stats for the film reviews I’d written this year. Top of the list was not a new release at all, but the new extras-loaded Blu-ray version of Bertrand Tavernier’s 'Round Midnight (1986).

Which makes me feel slightly less guilty for going back this year again and again to the softest cinematic comfort blanket I know, Jacques Demy’s Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1969). In new films I didn't review, I was entranced by the compelling performance of Renate Reinsve as the woman whose indecision is final in The Worst Person in the World. The other movies on my list include some that brought me what I craved and clearly needed: uncontrollable laughter. 

1. The Worst Person in the World

2. The Duke

3. Juniper

4. Hit the Road

5. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

6. Our Eternal Summer

7. Happening

8. Great Freedom

9. Tori and Lokita

10. Hold Me Tight

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