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JR'S TOP TEN FILMS
(2022 YEAR END EDITION)
"Good Old JR" Jim Rutkowski weighs in with his TOP FILMS of 202
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CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE
(2022 YEAR END EDITION)
The "Big Tuna" Vito Carli weighs in with a Look at the Year in Film

 

A HAUNTING IN VENICE
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...a perfect fun film for the Halloween season"

 

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...a commendable version that keeps your interest..."

 

ANATOMY OF A FALL
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...darkly rewarding... "

 

ANT-MAN AND WASP: QUANTUMANIA
(*1/2)-VITO CARLI

"...a failure on almost every level."

 

ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, MARGARET.
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...plays like the best After School Afternoon Special you never saw"

 

ASTEROID CITY
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...style is much more impressive than the content"

 

AVATAR THE WAY OF WATER
(**˝)-VITO CARLI

"...I stopped caring about the story-but not the visuals..."

 

BARBIE
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...has great visuals, the script is not quite as impressive"

 

BLACK MIRROR SEASON 6
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...six good to great little mini sci-fi movies."

 

BLUE BEETLE
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...charming blend of family drama, action, ethnic observation, and comedy"

 

CHILDREN OF THE MIST
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...viewers will be horrified that this kind of thing still goes on"

 

CINEMA RETROSPECTIVE
(MID YEAR 2023)-VITO CARLI

The "Big Tuna" Vito Carli weighs in with Year in Film at the half way point

 

the CREATOR
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"Creator is not perfect, but it’s thoughtful, exciting, and compelling."

 

DEAD RINGERS (mini-series)
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...sure to make you think as it horrifies and repulses you."

 

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...lively, energetic, invigorating and loads of fun"

 

FLASH
(**˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a great hour and a half ride that ends in a car crash..."

 

FOR ALL MANKIND (Season 1-3)
(***˝)-JIM RUTKOWSKI
"...a refreshingly retro devotion to honor and the common good."

 

FREMONT
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...looks and feels different than everything else that’s playing anywhere."

 

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
(***1/2)-JIM RUTKOWSKI

"...as much a creative success as its predecessor."

 

GODZILLA MINUS ONE
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...shockingly and surprisingly good"

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"It's like a rollicking, fun filled roller coaster ride-shared with good friends"

 

HIS ONLY SON
(**˝)-VITO CARLI

"...there isn’t really enough visual material or plot to make a good feature film..."

 

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1
(***)-VITO CARLI
"...it could become a classic sci-fi program. It is just not there yet."

 

INFINITY POOL
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a perplexing, puzzling, and disturbing film..."

 

JOHNNY AND CLYDE
(*)-VITO CARLI

"It's rare to see a professional production-with such sub-par acting..."

 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...a bit overrated because of its politics.""

 

LIVING
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...captures the tedium of government bureaucracy as well as Gilliam’s Brazil"

 

THE LOST KING
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...minor but pleasant crowd-pleasing film..."

 

the MARVELS
(*1/2)-VITO CARLI

"There is nothing marvelous about the film..."

 

M3GAN
(**˝)-VITO CARLI

"...those not expecting too much originality may have a reasonably good time"

 

MY YEAR OF DICKS
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...I discovered more and liked it more each time I saw it."

 

OPPENHEIMER
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...one of the great movie events of this year"

 

PAST LIVES
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...will leave you pondering where you ended up and where you could have gone"

 

PERSONALITY CRISIS: ONE NIGHT ONLY
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...many great revelatory moments-but it is inconsistent and overlong..."

 

R.M.N.
(****)-VITO CARLI

"...the most timely, powerful, and absorbing film I have seen so far this year."

 

RENFIELD
(***)-VITO CARLI

"...not particularly deep or artistic but it does hit a vein, and it Is a whole lot of fun"

 

SALTBURN
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...an exquisitely shot and wickedly amusing class comedy."

 

SHOWING UP
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...nothing major happens in Showing Up, so every little thing is important..."

 

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS SEASON 1
(***)-VITO CARLI
"...it could become a classic sci-fi program. It is just not there yet."

 

SUZAME (Suzume No Tojimari)
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...a wacky and imaginative piece of entertainment..."

 

TIN AND TINA
(**˝)-VITO CARLI

"...slow moving and it takes a very long time-for the horror to really start"

 

the KILLER
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...works as efficiently as a well-oiled machine..."

 

THE WHALE
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"...(you) will never forget the astonishingly convincing lead performance"

 

WOMEN TALKING
(***˝)-VITO CARLI

"Everyone in the film is almost equally terrific"

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