Best Films of 2022

Hello everyone, 

In the first episode of year, the Heroic Purgatory Hosts discuss their favorite films of the 2022. 

Let us know what your favorite films were.

John's Best of 2022:

  • Mad God / Pinochio
  • Drive my Car
  • Lesson in Murder
  • Angry Son 
  • The Girl in a Bulldozer
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Tár 
  • Triangle of Sadness
  • Banshees of Inisherin
  • The Worst Person in the World

Jason's Best of 2022:

  • Lost Bullet 1 and 2
  • Days before the Millenium
  • Girl on a Bulldozer
  • Swallow
  • Melting Sounds
  • Decision to Leave
  • Angry Son
  • My Sister
  • North Shinjuku 2055
  • Drive my car


  • Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2023 will show a selection of films on the screens of arthouse cinemas across the UK from February 03rd to March 31st. There are two classics, one animated film, one documentary, and a lot of contemporary dramas. (Source)

  • Rotterdam International Film Festival 2023 takes place from January 25th to February 05th. An initial list of feature and short films has been released and there are a lot from Asia – about 32 from India, 9 from Korea, 5 from Taiwan, 9 from Singapore, 7 from Hong Kong, 3 from China, 3 from Thailand, and 26 from Japan. (Source)

  • Seijun Suzuki Centennial runs from February 03rd to the 11th at Japan Society New York. Japan Society in New York worked with The Japan Foundation to create a new film series called Seijun Suzuki Centennial. It celebrates 100 years of director Seijun Suzuki (1923-2017) and presents a number of lesser-known films, all on imported 35mm prints from Japan. The most famous is Tokyo Drifter. It runs from February 03rd to the 11th and it is in-person screenings only by the looks of things. (Source

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Intro music: "A Good Bass for Gambling" by Komiku

Outro music: Triangle of Sadness (2022) Original Soundtrack