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Critics’ Conversation: The Great Film Performances of 2022

The year in acting was particularly rich for women, from the brilliant Blanchett and the sublime Seydoux to breakouts like Danielle Deadwyler and astonishing non-English-language turns flying — frustratingly — under the radar.

‘Darby and the Dead’ Review: Modern ‘Mean Girls’ Flickers With Potential

A high-schooler who can speak to the dead reluctantly helps the ghost of her nemesis find peace in the afterlife in this endearing Hulu film directed by Silas Howard.

‘Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power’ Review: Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir Grippingly Trace the Roots of Black Suffrage

A new documentary weaves together archival footage and contemporary interviews to chronicle how residents of a Georgia county secured their right to vote in the 1960s.

‘Emancipation’ Review: Will Smith Leads Antoine Fuqua’s Propulsive but Shallow Slave Drama

The Oscar winner stars alongside Ben Foster and Charmaine Bingwa in a narrative based on the true story of "Whipped Peter," an enslaved man who escaped a Confederate army labor camp.

‘Violent Night’ Review: David Harbour Plays a Sledgehammer-Wielding Santa in an Amusingly Twisted Christmas-Com

The 'Stranger Things' star plays Santa Claus, who's forced to come to the rescue when armed mercenaries invade a rich family's home on Christmas Eve, in the latest from director Tommy Wirkola.

‘Spoiler Alert’ Review: Jim Parsons Brings Heart and Conviction to Michael Showalter’s Rom-Com Tearjerker

Ben Aldridge co-stars in this moving adaptation of TV journalist Michael Ausiello’s relationship memoir, also featuring Sally Field and Bill Irwin.

‘RRR’ Review: S.S. Rajamouli’s Glorious Indian Action Spectacle

This Telugu-language action-adventure epic, available on Netflix, has become a worldwide sensation.

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Review: Antonio Banderas in Fine Feline Form

The actor again voices the intrepid cat, who's now down to his last life, in a sequel also featuring voice work by Florence Pugh, Olivia Colman and Salma Hayek.

‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ Review: Netflix’s Trippy Take on Dickens

Luke Evans voices the title character in this animated version, also featuring Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley and Jonathan Pryce.

‘Strange World’ Review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Gabrielle Union Lead Voice Cast in Disney Charmer

The animated adventure film is about three generations of explorers who chart unknown territory in order to save their city.

‘Ride Above’ Review: Mélanie Laurent in a Heartwarming French Horse Drama

Laurent stars in Christian Duguay's film, also featuring Pio Marmai, Danny Huston and Carole Bouquet, about a girl with dreams of becoming a jockey.

‘War Sailor’ Review: Norway’s Oscar Submission Is a Bruising Epic of WWII Conflict and Its Lingering Psychological Toll

Gunnar Vikene’s drama follows the lives of two best friends conscripted while at sea by the Allied Forces and their efforts after the war to readjust to civilian life.

‘Disenchanted’ Review: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey and Idina Menzel Can’t Help Humdrum Disney Sequel

The actors reprise their roles in the follow-up to 2007's 'Enchanted,' which chronicles Giselle's adjustment to suburban life and counts Maya Rudolph and Yvette Nicole Brown among its starry cast.

‘The People We Hate at the Wedding’ Review: Allison Janney, Ben Platt and Kristen Bell Anchor Airy Family Comedy

'Set It Up' director Claire Scanlon helms the adaptation of Grant Ginder's novel about a family reunited for the marriage of its eldest daughter.

‘A Christmas Story Christmas’ Review: Ralphie Returns in a Forgettable but Sweet Sequel

Peter Billingsley reprises his iconic role in this follow-up to the classic holiday perennial.

‘American Dreamer’ Review: Peter Dinklage and Shirley MacLaine Make an Appealing Odd Couple

Matt Dillon, Kimberly Quinn and Danny Glover also appear in this black comedy scripted by Theodore Melfi ('Hidden Figures').