Look how they run (Tom George, 2022)

Do you like cluedos, mysteries and whoddunits ? Well this is your movie . With a brilliant cast led by Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell and Adrien Brody, ‘Watch Them Run’ follows a desperate Hollywood film producer who sets out to make ‘The Mousetrap’ into a movie, but its author, Agatha Christie, doesn’t. will allow until the work ceases to be represented on the tables. In this context, a mysterious murder takes place and only a cynical inspector and an enthusiastic police rookie can find the culprit.

Barbarian (Zach Cregger, 2022)

One of those scary movies that you won’t want to see again because it’s going to give you a hard time. Also the one that will make you think twice before booking that AirBnb. Georgina Campbell plays a young woman who travels to Detroit for a job interview, but strange things begin to happen in the house she has rented for the night.

Disenchanted: Giselle Returns (Adam Shankman, 2022)

Did we need a sequel to ‘Enchanted: The Giselle Story’? Probably not, but here she is anyway: Amy Adams steps back into the role of a Disney princess in this belated sequel, bringing back Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden and Idina Menzel and casting Maya Rudolph as an antagonist. Ten years after her happily ever after, Giselle enters a crisis and questions her life and her happiness. Without realizing it, this whirlwind of feelings will affect the lives of those in the real world and the inhabitants of Andalasia.

Fire of Love (Sara Dosa, 2022)

It is probably one of the best documentaries of 2022, and of course one of those interesting documentaries that you should watch on Disney Plus. Directed by Sara Dosa, the film follows Katia and Maurice Krafft, a couple who profess as much love for each other as they do for their great passion: volcanoes . For two decades, this couple of French volcanologists were seduced by the excitement and danger of the hottest places on the planet, they chased eruptions and dealt with their consequences.

The return of the witches 2 (Anne Fletcher, 2022)

The Sanderson sisters are back! Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return to their characters from the 90s classic ‘The Witches Return’ to star in this remarkable sequel. It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th century Sanderson sisters, and now they’re out for revenge. The story will thus follow three high school students who must stop the voracious witches from causing a panic in Salem before Halloween night ends.

Thor: Love and Thunder (Taika Waititi, 2022)

The fourth installment of the ‘Thor’ saga is already streaming to remind us how hilarious it is. ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ follows the God of Thunder played by Chris Hemsworth in a new adventure where he will have to face a god-slayer known as Gorr (Christian Bale). Luckily, he will have the unexpected help of Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has returned to Marvel as the Goddess of Thunder, and also Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who is now the King of New Asgard. As Fausto Fernandez writes in the review of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ in PHOTOGRAMS: “Another classic Thor story that does not renounce the spectacular action sequences, metareferential laughter, the most unusual Leo McCarey romantic comedy, the delirium glam and a welcome formal audacity that proves to even the most skeptical that Taika Waititi isn’t just for the easy lol.”

Pinocchio (Robert Zemeckis, 2022)

It will never be as good as the original, one of the best animated films in cinema history, but this live action remake tries to capture the magic that ‘Pinocchio’ once made us feel on the big screen, the wooden toy that I wanted to be a real boy . Another thing is that you get it. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film stars Benjamin Evan Ainsworth as Pinocchio, Tom Hanks as Geppetto, Cynthia Erivo as the blue fairy, and Luke Evans as the coachman.

Predator: Press Release (Dan Trachtenberg, 2022)

The fabulous action and horror movie that you didn’t know existed but that you urgently need to see: ‘Predator: The Prey’ is possibly the best installment of the saga since the original film with Arnold Schwarzenegger , and it is thanks to its different and original proposal that manages to keep us glued to the screen. Set three centuries ago, in the Comanche Nation, the story centers on Naru, a young warrior who grew up in the shadow of some of the most legendary hunters in the area and who will have to rise up when her people are threatened by the presence of a predator. And not just any one.

Lightyear (Angus MacLane, 2022)

Expanding the ‘Toy Story’ saga in unexpected ways, ‘Lightyear’ is an origin film about Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy , and introduces us to the legendary Space Ranger on one of his most dangerous adventures. Many fans will miss the originality that used to characterize Pixar, now doomed to sequelitis and franchise hunger. Even so, as the review of ‘Lightyear’ in PHOTOGRAMS indicates: “It probably doesn’t go beyond infinity, it doesn’t even pretend to go that far, but the journey it invites us on is more than satisfying.”

Not Okay (Quinn Shephard, 2022)

A Hulu production released on Disney+ Spain, ‘Not Okay’ is a satire of the social media era . Starring Zoey Deutch and one of this summer’s streaming surprises , the story follows a young woman who, desperate to amass insane amounts of friends and scratch off her fifteen minutes of fame, fakes a luxurious trip to Paris to update her presence. on social networks. Now, things will get complicated when, in the real world, an incident occurs that will have to be part of her pretend trip.

The Empty Man (David Prior, 2020)

Fancy a horror one? This is one of the best recent scary movies that you ‘ll want to incorporate into your popcorn night with friends if you’re looking for some scares and a disturbing plot . Based on the graphic novel by Cullen Bunn, the story follows an ex-cop who, on the trail of a missing girl, stumbles upon a secret group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.

The Princess (Le-Van Kiet, 2022)

A mix of action, drama and adventure, ‘The Princess’ is an original Hulu production that has been released in Spain through Disney+, and that shows us a new record for the multifaceted Joey King, star of the trilogy ‘My First Kiss’ ‘ on Netflix and seen in the upcoming ‘Bullet Train’ alongside Brad Pitt. The story follows a princess who refuses to marry a cruel sociopath, for which she is kidnapped and locked in the highest tower of the castle . Yours will be the responsibility of saving the kingdom from this guy who tries to take over her father’s domains.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse (Sam Raimi, 2022)

After its premiere in theaters on May 6, ‘Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness’ has landed on Disney +. Director Sam Raimi (who helmed Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man) returns to Marvel now with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) formula well defined. However, the director has managed to break the mold a bit to sign the most terrifying film in the franchise, and one that could change everything in the future of Marvel . Benedict Cumberbatch faces his toughest challenge as Doctor Stange alongside a relentless Elisabeth Olsen. The cameos of ‘Doctor Strange 2’ are heart-stopping. Through the review of ‘Doctor Strange in the multiverse of madness’ we will determine whether or not it is one of the best films of the studio.

The French Chronicle (Wes Anderson, 2021)

With an absolutely spectacular cast ( Benicio Del Toro, Frances McDormand, Adrien Brody, Timothee Chalamet, Lea Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Jeffrey Wright , Owen Wilson, Bill Murray …), ‘The French Chronicle’ takes us to the newsroom of an American newspaper in a fictional French city of the 20th century. In one of Wes Anderson’s best movies (as well as one of Timothee Chalamet’s best movies) we’ll get to know the stories about rebellious students and imprisoned painters. And what does the review of ‘The French Chronicle’ say? That you can’t miss it, that says.

Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh, 2021)

The mysteries of Agatha Christie returned to the big screen at the hands of Kenneth Branagh with ‘Death on the Nile’ , which returns to recover his version of the detective Hercules Poirot that we saw in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’. With a new and stellar cast (Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright, Emma Mackey…), the film takes us to a river boat in Egypt where an American aristocrat has been murdered.

Chip and Chop: The Rescue Guardians (Akiva Schaffer, 2022)

The 1989 Chip and Chop series serves as the inspiration for this multiverse of ‘Chip and Chop: The Rescuing Guardians’, an amazing film that mixes animation and live action and works as the best possible tribute to ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit? ‘ . This detective version of the endearing rodents directed by Akiva Schaffer has a much more adult tone (without reaching the level of the Disney scenes that terrified children), full of cultural references and acid humor that slides to the limit of what Disney can support.

Fire Island (Andrew Ahn, 2022)

It is a universally recognized truth that ‘Fire Island’ is going to make you have a hilarious time: gay version of Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ , the film invites us on a vacation on an exclusive island where we will live romantic crushes and tensions between friends . Following the structure of the romance between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, with a bit of ‘Emma’ here and there, the film offers us a most original version. One of the best LGTBIQ+ movies to enjoy on the platform.

Today, dating through dating apps can feel like being cut up and displayed in a meat market. And with that concept taken to a somewhat literal extreme, ‘Fresh’ takes us, a mix of thriller and thug comedy directed by Mimi Cave , and where Daisy Edgar-Jones (‘Normal People’) believes she has met the man of her life. in Sebastian Stan (the Winter Soldier in Marvel), but hides a dark secret… An exclusive premiere of Disney +.

The King’s Man: The First Mission (Matthew Vaughn, 2021)

Perhaps the critics of ‘The King’s Man: The first mission’ have not been as enthusiastic as those of its predecessors, but this prequel to the ‘Kingsman’ saga has many adventures to offer in the living room . Also, having Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Charles Dance, Daniel Bruhl and Gemma Arterton in the cast is a huge claim. The story follows a man who must fight against time to stop a group made up of the most evil tyrants and criminal masterminds in history.

Free Guy (Shawn Levy, 2021)

Ryan Reynolds gives “life” to a bank worker who discovers that he is actually a player inside a video game . And you who thought that yours was an existential crisis! The original creators of this exciting virtual world (played by Jodie Comer and Joe Keery from ‘Stranger Things’) will have to fight from the real world to recover what is theirs and they will have the help of Reynolds. Directed by Shawn Levy, this movie offers action and comedy for the whole family. One of the best Ryan Reynolds movies? Certainly one of the best action movies in 2021.

The Jekyll and Mr. Hyde award finds a funniest and most adorable version in Domee Shi’s ‘Red’, one of Pixar’s best movies. The director of the short ‘Bao’ presents us with this plot about a teenager who transforms into a giant red panda every time she gets too excited, and what she ends up with is a great portrait of adolescence in the early 2000s with her boybands , fan fictions and eccentricities among friends .

The alley of lost souls (Guillermo del Toro, 2021)

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Bradley Cooper, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, Ron Perlman and Richard Jenkins among others, make up the cast of this film that was nominated for the 2022 Oscars, although it did not have much luck. Guillermo del Toro is committed to a remake of ‘The Alley of Lost Souls’, from 1947, with a new film noir version starring con artists and illusionists. One of Guillermo del Toro’s best movies?

The Night House (David Bruckner, 2020)

One of the best horror movies on Disney+, ‘The Night House’ is perfect for those looking to scare themselves with a disturbing psychological thriller . Starring Rebecca Hall and released exclusively on Disney+, it is an absolutely terrifying experience, with ghostly appearances, a reflection on trauma and a game of mirrors that could so soon be the result of the existence of parallel dimensions or the altered mind of its protagonist. .

West Side Story (Steven Spielberg, 2021)

Only Steven Spielberg could dare with one of the most emblematic musicals in Hollywood , but perhaps it is that only he is capable of being faithful to his predecessor and at the same time creating something fresh and magical. As nostalgic as it is innovative, so similar and different at the same time, the new ‘West Side Story’ is not only one of Steven Spielberg’s best films, but also one of the best musicals in film history.

Crush (Sammi Cohen, 2022)

This romantic comedy directed by Sammi Cohen will enchant fans of the best teen movies thanks to the freshness of its cast and a story that changes the usual heteronormativity of these stories . In ‘Crush’ we follow a young aspiring artist who against all odds joins her high school track team. There, she discovers her real love when she falls in love with a classmate of hers.

The last duel (Ridley Scott, 2021)

Although it went unnoticed in favor of Scott’s other film in 2021, ‘The House of Gucci’, this is the one that should really make headlines: it is one of Ridley Scott’s best films. The director proposes here a ‘Rashomon’ for the #MeToo era: three stories with Adam Driver, Matt Damon and Jodie Comer that show three different perspectives on the same event that highlight the culture of rape in medieval times ( the case it portrays really happened) and with contemporary resonances. The criticism of ‘The last duel’ showed that it is essential.

Tammy Faye’s eyes (Michael Showalter, 2021)

Jessica Chastain won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2022 with this powerful interpretation of Tammy Faye, a very recognizable figure in the United States and that we know in depth thanks to this film by Michel Showalter , who also won the Oscar for Best Hairstyling and Make-up. With Andrew Garfield playing Chastain’s husband in fiction, we meet a couple of televangelists in the 70s and 80s.

Antlers: Dark Creature (Scott Cooper, 2021)

With a story by Nick Antosca (creator of ‘New cherry flavor’, one of the best Netflix series), ‘Antlers’ has become a little horror gem on Disney+ to discover as soon as possible . The story takes us to a small town in Oregon, where a teacher (played by Keri Russell) and her brother and local sheriff (Jesse Plemons) become interested in a mysterious student hiding a dangerous family secret.

Encanto (Jared Bush, Byron Howard y Charise Castro Smith, 2021)

Among the best Disney animated films we already have this modern masterpiece from the studio, whose songs (created by Lin-Manuel Miranda) we are still humming since we saw it in theaters (and, now, on Disney +) . ‘Encanto’ tells the story of the Madrigal family, who must protect at all costs the miracle that gave them magical powers and sustains their lives (and their home). A beautiful adventure about family and accepting difference. As the critics of ‘Encanto’ say, we are facing a total triumph of animation.

Le Mans ’66 (James Mangold, 2019)

If you love true stories from the world of sports, this great ‘Le Mans ’66’ is a great option, especially for the interpretations of Christian Bale and Matt Damon as protagonists. Directed by James Mangold, the film follows an eccentric and determined American team of engineers and designers, led by visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver Ken Miles (Bale), who are on a mission to build a new car from the ground up. in order to overthrow Ferrari’s dominance in the 1966 Le Mans World Championship . Will they get it?

Underwater (William Eubank, 2020)

Claustrophobic viewers, flee: Kristen Stewart is going to put us on edge with this action thriller that also mixes the fantastic and the horror . A shaker of emotions to see with popcorn in the living room at home. The story follows a crew of six who are trapped in an underwater facility. They don’t have much time, because the place is flooding fast, and their only chance to survive is to walk across the sea floor to a distant abandoned oil rig.

Eternals (Chloe Zhao, 2021)

The most different and risky movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Eternals’ continues to create controversy among Marvel fans , but we can form our own opinion (with the help, perhaps, of the critics of ‘Eternals’) by hitting play on Disney+ . Directed by Chloe Zhao, Oscar winner for ‘Nomadland’, and with a group of scandalous actors and actresses (Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Gemma Chan, Kit Harington, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Barry Keoghan, Brian Tyree Henry… .), the film follows a group of cosmic superheroes long before the Avengers.

Cruella (Craig Gillespie, 2021)

Disney continues to explore the lives of its most iconic characters, including those that until now we have considered villains such as Cruella de Vil . As we discover in this film by Craig Gillespie (‘Yo Tonya’), Cruella started out as an orphan on the streets of London and a fierce aspiring fashion designer in the 1970s. Emma Stone stars as the protagonist, giving us some answers about the past of ‘101 dalmatians’.

Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2021)

In the review of ‘Jungle Cruise’ in PHOTOGRAMS we define it as ” a ‘vintage’ episode of ‘DuckTales’ “, and if that’s not enough to see it, we don’t know what else to say. Jaume Collet-Serra’s film arrives full of adventures and fun, with charismatic Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, and a story with cameos from the Spanish Quim Gutierrez and Dani Rovira. Taking as its starting point one of the attractions in the Disney parks, this film takes inspiration from great successes such as ‘The Mummy’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘The African Queen’ to build its own odyssey through the Amazon.

Summer of soul (Questlove, 2021)

For many, the best documentary of 2021, and certainly part of the best music documentaries in film history. No wonder: this exciting and irreverent documentary connects the past and present through music with archival images that offer an incredible mosaic . Questlove signs this impressive film that explores the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival held in the United States in 1969.

Luke (Enrico Casarosa, 2021)

The most recent Pixar also offered us this beautiful story of friendship on the coasts of Italy, and also gave us one of the best phrases from the studio: Silence, Bruno! The story of ‘Luca’ follows a young boy and his relationship with his new best friend, but his fun is threatened by the fact that they are both sea monsters who turn into humans out of the water but return to their normal forms in the moment when a minimum of liquid falls on them.

Nomadland (Chloe Zhao, 2020)

Winner of the Golden Lion in Venice, Audience Award in Toronto, clear winner of the 2021 Oscars… Of course, nothing escaped this film by Chloe Zao, a fabulous indie western with Frances McDormand being an inimitable emcee . The actress and producer of the film plays a nomad in search of a new life through her trips in her van and her experiences on the road. Zhao mixes fiction and documentary into a dazzling film that she fell in love with, as the review of ‘Nomadland’ .

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Destin Cretton, 2021)

After marking a turning point with ‘Avengers: Endgame’, the greatest gathering of superheroes ever seen, the UCM presented as part of its Phase 4 Shang-Chi, its first Asian leading superhero and the symbol of a change of era for the study . The film is a cake fest that captures the kung fu tradition with a great sense of humor, benefiting from the fresh blood that Simu Liu and Awkwafina bring to the table, and of course the seniority of the magnificent Michelle Yeoh and Tony Leung.