Another weekend has come into our lives and the weather may not be too good to want to spend a lot of time outside. Therefore, it is a golden opportunity for you to squeeze your subscriptions to streaming platforms with this selection of 4 of the best original and little-known movies from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and HBO Max.
The idea of this list was to avoid some common places such as, for example, recommending ‘The Irishman’ or ‘Marriage Story’ on Netflix, some of the Pixar movies released directly on Disney+ or similar cases, leaving out titles that I would have already recommended in similar articles. However, that is not a guarantee that you will meet them or not, but I did think it was a good opportunity to remember them.
Before getting into them, I would like to remind you that we also have a review of the best Netflix movies in 2022, another selection of the best cinema of the year on Disney + and one more with the best movies available on Amazon released in 2022. And if you want something more specifically, here what I consider to be the best movie of 2022 available on each of the four main platforms. Without more to add, Let’s go with today’s chosen ones:
‘Emergency’ (‘Emergency’, 2022)
Address: Carey-Williams. Distribution: Donald Watkins, RJ Cyler, Maddie Nichols, Sebastian Chacon, Sabrina Carpenter, Madison Thompson, John Cenatiempo, Nadine Lewington, Charity Cervantes, James Healy Jr., Callan Wilson, John Paul Kakos, Summer Madison
Winner of the best screenplay award at the last Sundance Film Festival, it arrived quietly on Prime Video a few months ago and has already been buried by other more ambitious productions such as ‘Samaritan’. It all begins as a more or less typical youth comedy -there are already notes on the racial issue from the start, something that will end up having a notable presence-, but then more dramatic and even thriller elements are introduced to explore the mess in which Black kids get involved when a white teenage girl shows up unconscious in their room.
‘The Fallout’ (2021)
Address: Megan Park. Distribution: Jenna Ortega, Shailene Woodley, Julie Bowen, Maddie Ziegler, John Ortiz, Niles Fitch, Will Ropp, Austin Zajur, Yindra Zayas, Lumi Pollack
2022 is being a great year for Jenna Ortega, which we could see in the great ‘X’ and facing Ghostface in ‘Scream’, without forgetting that ‘Wednesday’ will soon be released. Much less was said about this intense film that explores how to deal with surviving a shooting in an American high school. A forceful and devastating drama that should not be approached hoping to see something to pass the time.
Review of ‘The Fallout’
Address: Ericson Core. Distribution: Willem Dafoe, Julianne Nicholson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Richard Dormer, Adrien Dorval, Madeline Wickins, Michael Greyeyes, Nive Nielsen, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Thorbjørn Harr, Catherine McGregor, Michael McElhatton, Brandon Oakes
Balto took the glory but it was Togo the dog that really did a feat on that expedition. This unfair historical neglect has begun to compensate during the last years, the result of which this film also emerged, which was one of the first due to the launch of Disney + and was somewhat forgotten for it, although it is fair to recognize that it is the one that fits the worst as little known. Here you will find a good adventure film, more mature than usual in the genre, with solid staging work and the always welcome contribution of Willem Dafoe.
‘A stupid and useless gesture’ (‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’, 2018)
Address: David Waine. Distribution: Will Forte, Domhnall Gleeson, Seth Green, Thomas Lennon, Jon Daly, Elvy Yost, Joel McHale, Jackie Tohn, John Gemberling, Martin Mull, Matt Walsh, Rick Glassman, Finn Wittrock
A notable investigation into the mechanisms behind the creation of humor, placing it at a particularly decisive moment in the history of comedy in the United States. For this, the creation of the magazine National Lampoon, but it moves away from being a biopic to use, also allowing certain licenses of a more reflective nature. In addition, he also plays very well with a light approach but never openly embraces his more comedic side and has great work from both Will Forte like Domhnall Gleeson.
Review of ‘A stupid and useless gesture’