2022 is coming to a close and with that comes many people reflecting on highlights of the year. Therefore, once again, the opportunity to vote for your personal favourite film of the past year arrives.
All you have to do is vote via this poll by 7pm on Wednesday 4th January for what you thought was the best film of 2022 (by UK release date). The results will be announced on Somer Valley FM shortly after the poll closes, with a piece here on the website not long after.
While 2022 was a year with plenty of much-discussed blockbusters – the MCU created much conversation while we also saw a return to Pandora in the long-awaited Avatar: The Way Of Water – it was a year with many prominent foreign language films. Early on there was awards praise for The Worst Person In The World, while in-between that and the likes of Decision To Leave and All Quiet On The Western Front the world appeared to stop for a moment to go nuts over Indian sensation RRR. Flee also received attention alongside other embraces of the animated form such as Turning Red and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. And this is all without mentioning independent hits such as X, Everything Everywhere All At Once, After Yang and Mass. A number of these original films in a year that also saw a surge in the use of the term ‘legacy sequel’ from horrors such as Scream and Halloween Ends(ish) to Disney’s throwbacks with Disenchanted and Hocus Pocus 2 (let’s not forget they also brought us Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers!). All that and we saw more people getting hit in the testicles in Jackass Forever!
Whatever your personal favourite of the year is it should, hopefully, be included in the poll. All films featured are by UK release date. Hence why titles such as Nightmare Alley, Belfast and Licorice Pizza appear, and The Fabelmans, Pearl and Marcel The Shell With Shoes On aren’t.
A huge thanks to everyone who votes and shares the poll; it’s greatly appreciated! As mentioned above, the poll closes at 7pm on Wednesday 4th January with the results being announced on the review of the year show which starts at 6pm, shortly followed by a post on this website.