The 2022 lists are beginning to arrive ahead of Sight and Sound's once-a-decade poll, which goes live later today. When it comes to the best movies of the year list, one of our favorite annual traditions is putting together a lineup that usually takes a more interesting route than all the guilds and critics groups combined.
With his top 10 films of 2022, the wonderfully eccentric director John Waters, whose eclectic tastes always include a mix of the unexpected and unseen, has not disappointed us this year.
His top 10 is topped by François Ozon's Fassbinder reimagining and the "Douglas Sirk perfect" Peter von Kant, both of which are published at Artforum, where one ought to click over to read his thoughts on each.
Another film from François Ozon, Jerzy Skolimowski's visually stunning EO, Luca Guadagnino's Bones and All, which stars Timothée Chalamet as a "butch twink," and Joo Pedro Rodrigues' Will-o’-the-Wisp, which "makes Titane seem tame," are among the selections.