Twenty famous directors named the best movies of 2022 in their opinion. They wrote short essays for each of the paintings. His opinions were collected by Variety.
Guillermo del Toro celebrated “Elvis” Baz Luhrmann. The director called the film “a beautiful experiential experience, peppered with detail, perfectly executed mannerisms, and hidden references.” Del Toro also praised Austin Butler’s performance.
Wes Anderson’s favorite was Noah Baumbach’s White Noise. He noted, “This is perhaps the most gigantic and literary semi-science fiction blockbuster ever made. College Professors Lecture. This film is dazzling, mysterious, poetic and incredibly engaging.”
Edgar Wright considered Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Pain to be the best. Thomas Vinterberg chose Tobias Lindholm’s Good Nurse, Judd Apatow chose Steven Spielberg’s Fabelmans. You can learn about the choice of other directors and read their texts here.
The Golden Globe nominees have already been announced. The Best Director category includes Steven Spielberg, Baz Luhrmann and Martin McDonagh.