Avatar: The Way of Water
James Cameron is the filmmaker. Cast: Sam Worthington, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, Zoe Saldaa, and Sigourney Weaver. The Na’vi Jake Sully, Neytiri, and their children continue to live in peace in the jungles of Pandora more than ten years after the events of “Avatar” until the sky men come again. The Sully family decides to make a significant sacrifice to keep their people safe and to survive, as trouble then starts to approach them mercilessly.
Sarah Polley is the director. The cast includes Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Judith Ivey, Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, and Claire Foy. At a remote religious colony, some women struggle to reconcile their religious beliefs with several sexual assaults carried out by the colony’s male residents.
Triangle of Sadness
Ruben Stlund is the filmmaker. The cast includes Woody Harrelson, Oliver Ford Davies, Sunnyi Melles, Charlbi Dean, Dolly de Leon, Zlatko Buri, Iris Berben, Vicki Berlin, Henrik Dorsin, and Harris Dickinson. Models and influencers Carl and Yaya are invited to a yacht for a lavish trip following Fashion Week. The crew attends to the wealthy guests as needed, but the captain stays in his cabin the entire time, even as the renowned gala meal is about to begin. When a storm forms that endangers the passengers’ comfort, things take an unexpected turn, and the power dynamic is flipped.
Baz Luhrmann is the filmmaker. Cast: Luke Bracey, Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Richard Roxburgh, Kelvin Harrison Jr., David Wenham, Helen Thomson, Olivia DeJonge, and Austin Butler. Under the lens of his interactions with Colonel Tom Parker and his mysterious manager, played by Tom Hanks in the movie, Elvis Presley (Butler), both his life and music are examined. In the context of the cultural revolution and America’s loss of innocence, the movie explores the complex relationship that Elvis Presley and Parker shared for more than 20 years, from Presley’s ascent to prominence to his incredible stardom. And Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge), one of the most significant and influential figures in Elvis’ life, is at the core of that adventure.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are the filmmakers. Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Jenny Slate, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, and Michelle Yeoh Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), a Chinese immigrant to the United States, is thrust into a dangerous adventure in which only she can save the planet when an interdimensional gap modifies reality. When the fate of the planet hangs in the balance, this unexpected heroine must use her newly discovered abilities to combat the odd and confusing enemies of the universe.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Edward Berger is the director. The cast includes Daniel Brühl, Albrecht Schuch, and Felix Kammerer. This is the compelling tale of a young German soldier serving on the Western Front in World War One In the trenches, Paul and his friends witness firsthand how the first elation of battle gives way to despair and horror as they struggle to survive as well as to save the lives of others.
Steven Spielberg was the director. Cast: Judd Hirsch, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Seth Rogen, and Michelle Williams. A semi-autobiographical movie based on Spielberg’s youth. Sammy Fabelman, a young Arizonan who is influenced by his unconventional artist mother (Michelle Williams) and practical computer engineer father (Paul Dano), learns a terrible family secret and investigates the power of movies to help him tell stories and create his own identity. The story takes place in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Top Gun: Maverick
Joseph Kosinski is the filmmaker. Cast: Val Kilmer, Ed Harris, Glen Powell, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Tom Cruise, and Jennifer Connelly. Pete “Mavericks” Mitchel (Tom Cruise) finds himself where he always wanted to be after more than thirty years of duty as one of the Navy’s best aviators: pushing the boundaries as a courageous test pilot and avoiding the rank promotion that wouldn’t let him fly by grounding him. Maverick finds himself at the Top Gun academy alongside young Lieutenant Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), the son of his late comrade “Goose,” where he is ordered to train top pilots for a perilous mission into enemy territory.
Todd Field is the director. The cast includes Mark Strong, Julian Glover, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss, Sophie Kauer, and Allan Cordune. The symphony that will propel Lydia Tár to the pinnacles of her already impressive career will be recorded in the next few days by the internationally famous composer. Petra, Tár’s six-year-old adopted daughter, is crucial to the assignment since she is remarkably intelligent and endearing. The young child also serves as a crucial source of emotional support for her struggling mother, Lydia, when everything seems to be working against her.
The Banshees of Inisherin
Martin McDonagh is the director. The cast includes Barry Keoghan, Kerry Condon, Brendan Gleeson, and Colin Farrell. In “Inisherin’s Souls in Sorrow,” which is set on a lonely island off the west coast of Ireland, Pádraic and Colm, two-lifetime friends, come to a deadlock when Colm abruptly breaks their association. A shocked Padraic strives to mend the friendship with the help of his sister Siobhán and Dominic (a troubled young man), reluctant to accept his longtime friend’s denials. The events are sparked when Colm issues Pádraic an urgent ultimatum, and they have catastrophic results.