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Dark rooms have some nice surprises in store for us in 2022, here are the movies we loved this year.

The year 2022 was particularly rich for the 7th floor. In the cinema or on the platforms, the geek culture has once again reserved some nice surprises, including the writing of the Journal du Geek reveled. In balance sheet time, we’ve compiled our favorites of the past 365 days. Fantasy, science fiction and even polar, there was something for everyone.

Elvis by Baz Luhrmann

Selected by Elisa Rahouadj

Credits: Warner Bros.

Elvis was the star of an entire generation, and Base Luhrmann he succeeds in killing him through his musical biopic. For more than two hours, we can retrace 20 years of an eventful career through the relationship Elvis had with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. We also see the birth of the genius of the song we know, who disrupted the codes of music on several occasions while drawing on African-American culture as a young white musician.

Apart from the poignant story of a complex artist, it is the spectacular aspect of the film that struck us the most. The director, to whom we owe this psychedelic style that has everything grand, bets on colors, lighting and editing to impress us. Austin Butler gives an impressively faithful performance, like a true reincarnation of Elvis Presley, while Tom Hanks always dazzles us with his ability to play any character, however detestable. it would be. The music is obviously there, so fans should not hold back from watching this nugget.

Elvis is already available on VOD and purchase on dedicated platforms.

Tic et Tac, the guardians of risk: the film d’Akiva Schaffer

Selected by Amandine Jonniaux

A selection of films of the year
Credits: Disney+

The announcement of the return of Tic and Tac had the wrong idea all along. Disney used to exhaust the vein of for nostalgia – especially with its remake live-actionand let’s face it, the success wasn’t always there. With its meta gags and references in spades, Tic et Tac, the guardians of risk however it imposes itself as the good surprise of this year.

Adored stars of the 1990s, Tic and Tac suddenly fell apart after their series finale. While Tic to leaving the glitter to regain his anonymity, Tac clings to fame, even if it means giving up on certain principles. The disappearance of their former manager will however precipitate the return of the cult duo, for the better and for laughs.

Beyond his gripping storytelling, we will especially appreciate his acerbic humor and second degree which infuses every minute of the film. Disney is not used to black humor, let alone when the criticism concerns its own creations. However, the studio manages to make fun of the entire film industry, and gets to dirty the symbol of its empire with big ears.

The film does not escape anyone, and the most attentive will be surprised at the scenes to find certain competing licenses, to the point of asking how Mickey’s firm could afford so many characters. Entertaining and refreshing, the videos ofAkiva Schaffer it is a success all the way.

Tic et Tac, the guardians of risk: the film is available on Disney+.

The Night of the 12th by Dominik Moll

Selected by Julie Hay

a selection of films of the year
Credits: Haut et Court

We love thrillers, especially when they deviate from genre prerequisites to reinvent themselves. That’s how we can qualify The Night of the 12th, cold A French box that never finds a resolution. From the beginning, director Dominik Pier warns the viewer: the heart of the story is not the discovery of an assassin.

The Night of the 12thyoung Clara was burned to death in her small town on her way home from a night out. PJ investigators then began a long series of interrogations and investigations. For Yohan, killing Clara will be the crime that will mark his career and will haunt him.

A real screenplay tour de force, The night from 12 is a singular thriller. By not placing the cursor on the side of the resolution of an investigation, the film finds a very appropriate social resonance. Through this investigation, the director who was inspired by Pauline’s work Guenait addresses the systemic problems of law enforcement, but also the prejudices of the male gaze on this type of crime. A feminist fable masterfully directed by Bastien Bouillon. Simply brilliant.

The Night of the 12th is available on VOD and for purchase on dedicated platforms

Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro

Selected by Julie Hay

selection of films of the year 2022
Credits: Netflix

This year, Pinocchio does not a but two appearances on our screens. The small wooden puppet invested the gates of Disney+ and Netflix, on Robert Zemeckis at first and Guillermo del A tour for the second. Our preference goes unsurprisingly to the second proposal.

One night, a puppet magically comes to life to soothe the heart of a named wood carver Geppetto. Pour Pinocchio debuts then a long initial journey that allows him to learn to become a real child.

Far from the images that Disney conveys, Pinocchio reinvents himself. I told him about Carlo Collodi on obedience moving inside a sincere and tender fable about mourning and the difficulty of growing up. Of A tour it also adds to its most cherished theme – insubordination – and breathes new life into it by placing its hero in a dark historical context. Captivating, the new adventure of Pinocchio in stop-motion it is as beautiful as it is exciting.

Everything Everywhere Everything At Once de Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan

Selected by Arthur Nicolle

Movie of the year selection
Credits: A24

Find out Everything Everywhere All of them in Once upon a timeit’s like rediscovering science fiction. Far from intergalactic epics, stories of aliens or even time machines, the film comes to tell a human and touching story. Evelyn Mandarin Wang (Michelle Yeah) she is a mother worn out by her history. Being an Asian immigrant woman in the United States is not easy.

After years of working in a laundromat, the young woman is mentally and physically exhausted. But her daily life is suddenly turned upside down when she found on board in conflict interdimensional. The video manages to brilliantly reinvent the concept of the multiverse and uses it to reflect on the value and charm of life. Everything Everywhere All of them in Once upon a time it is so powerful that it comes out changed.

Everything Everywhere Everything At Once is available on VOD and for purchase on dedicated platforms.

The year 2022 was therefore particularly rich in theaters and on platforms. Thus we can cite many other nice surprises, first Avatar: The Water Passage that was a visual slap as well Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness which is, in our opinion, the best movie of the latest vintage Marvel. On Netflix, we will also welcome the fanfare return of Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig with Glass onion. Finally, the animation should not be overpowered as we particularly appreciated it Red alert at Pixar. All the reviews of the year can be found in the dedicated tab on the site. We are impatient for the idea of ​​being able to continue to experience great emotions on our screens, the year 2023 should not be outside the cinema.

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