Another month has come and gone with a range of movies that graced our big screens. After a long month of romance, I was ready to get back into some fast-paced action and adventure! To my surprise, there was plenty of material to keep my attention. Unexpectedly, however, the horror genre stole the show. Cheers to a great month. Here are the best movies of March 2022.
Master | Amazon Studios
Director: Mariama Diallo
Screenwriter: Mariama Diallo
Starring: Regina Hall, Amber Gray, and Zoe Renee
Cinematographer: Charlotte Hornsby
Synopsis: At an elite New England university built on the site of a Salem-era gallows hill, three women strive to find their place. Gail Bishop (Regina Hall) just instated as “Master,” a dean of students, discovers what lies behind the school’s immaculate facade; first-year student Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee) confronts a new home that is cold and unwelcoming; and literature professor Liv Beckman (Amber Gray) collides with colleagues who question her right to belong. Navigating politics and privilege, they encounter increasingly terrifying manifestations of the school’s haunted past… and present.
Review: “Writer/director Mariama Diallo’s debut feature Master is an intelligent story that masterfully blends psychological thriller, social analysis, and horror into a narrative about polite hostility and racial microaggressions.” For my full review, head over to Film Threat!
The Batman | Warner Brother Pictures
Director: Matt Reeves
Screenwriters: Peter Craig and Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, and John Turturro
Cinematographer: Greig Fraser
Synopsis via IMDb: When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement.
Review: “When it’s all said and done, The Batman is good—not great. From technical and narrative standpoints, there are both gaps and achievements. The inherent problems restricting this project centers around a weak character study that didn’t need to exist if the concept wasn’t going to advance past surface-level inspection. Luckily, this rock-star cast brings a compelling energy that viewers may talk about for weeks to come.” Full review at Pop Culture Reviews.
X | A24
Director: Ti West
Written by: Ti West
Starring: Mia Goth, Jenna Ortega, Martin Henderson, Brittany Snow, Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), and Owen Campbell
Cinematographer: Eliot Rockett
Synopsis via IMDb: In 1979, a group of young filmmakers set out to make an adult film in rural Texas, but when their reclusive, elderly hosts catch them in the act, the cast find themselves fighting for their lives.
Review: “X is like a horror gift full of surprises that keep on giving. Whatever you think you may know about this movie, you have no idea. With a perfect cast under Ti West’s stellar direction, this is the 2022 A24 movie you need to see… Strap in your seatbelts. You’re in for a wild and non-stop entertaining ride.” For my full review, head over to Cinema Debate.
The Adam Project | Netflix
Director: Shawn Levy
Writers: Jonathan Tropper, T. S. Nowlin, Jennifer Flackett, and Mark Levin
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Catherine Keener
Cinematographer: Tobias Schliessler
Synopsis via IMDb: After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self for a mission to save the future.
Review: The Adam Project is an adventure worth watching. “You may come looking for a high-action sci-fi journey, which is exactly what you’ll get. But there are some sweet moments of reflection with a script that focuses on reconnecting with your past that will make you stay and enjoy the ride.” Check out my full review at Pop Culture Reviews.
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