At the beginning of the year the anticipation for the major blockbuster films is a popular topic to discuss amongst movie fans. However, if you are not a fan of the superhero or action genres and prefer movies with a grounded storyline, incredible cinematography and dynamic ensemble casts then you will want to take into consideration the our staff’s selection of films that will surely amaze movie fans this year.
THE OUTFIT is a dramatic crime thriller set in the mean streets of Chicago where an expert English tailor operates a corner shop making beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them, a family of vicious gangsters. One fateful night the tailor is thrust into a deadly game of deception and murder as he attempts to outwit the dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive. THE OUTFIT cast includes Mark Rylance, Zoey Deutch, Dylan O'Brien, and Johnny Flynn.
Watch Now THE OUTFIT | March 18th
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
The creative team behind SWISS ARMY MAN, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert reunite to direct a sci-fi, action comedy starring Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan. In EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, Michelle Yeoh plays an aging Chinese immigrant that is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.
Watch Now EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE | March 25th
Following up his 2019 psychological thriller THE LIGHTHOUSE, director Robert Eggers enlists Alexander Skarsgård in THE NORTHMAN. Set in the harsh landscapes of Iceland during the 10th century, this dramatic film explores the journey of one viking set out on a course for revenge and salvation. The ensemble cast includes Ethan Hawke, Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Willem Dafoe, Björk and Claes Bang.
Watch Now THE NORTHMAN | April 22nd
The life of the King deserves to be seen on the big screen! Rock ’n’ Roll legend, Elvis lived an iconic life and audiences will get to experience his legacy through film in 2022. ELVIS will feature actor Austin Butler as the pioneer rocker and will be joined by Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, as his savvy manager Colonel Tom Parker. Director Baz Luhurmann’s film will chronicle Presley’s life and career as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, focusing on his relationship with his controversial manager.
DON’T WORRY DARLING
From the Rock ’n’ Roll legend to a present day pop icon, DON’T WORRY DARLING will feature Harry Styles in his first leading role. Olivia Wilde’s second directorial feature film pairs Styles with actress Florence Pugh, as a seemingly-perfect 1950’s couple who become consumed by a dark secret. The psychological thriller also features Wilde in a supporting role, with the cast rounded out by Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll and Chris Pine.
Academy Award winner Christian Bale, reunites with THE FIGHTER director David O. Russell for what will inevitably be one of this years most intense movies. At this time, very little is know about the film AMSTERDAM, but it features one of the most stacked ensemble casts of any film releasing this year. The cast includes the talents of Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Zoe Saldana, Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy and Taylor Swift.
LA LA LAND director Damien Chazelle returns to the big screen with his upcoming tale about classic Hollywood, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Tobey Maguire and more. Filming wrapped in October and fans are anxious to get their first glimpse at this potential Oscar nominated film that is scheduled to release in December of this year.
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