Smile (2022) is Rated R for self-inflicted Chelsea smiles, falling through glass tabletops, conversations and gruesome pictures about suicides, the unfortunate (off-screen) demise of a cat, and a visual representation of mental illness which reminds me strongly of Shawn Coss.
What Judd Apatow, Nicholas Stoller, and Billy Eichner have done with the film is nothing short of a miracle. Leaving out the fact that they got a major studio to release a film in theaters starring openly gay lead actors and a principal cast made up of primarily LGBTQ+ actors and actresses, they manage to turn what may be initially jarring for some into an enjoyable, heart-warming, and funny story about two people falling in love – gender and sexual orientation simply don’t matter. Gay, straight, bi, or whatever you consider yourself, Bros is definitely the funniest film on screen in years.
Hocus Pocus 2 (2022) is rated PG because it’s Disney. You may find the songs as objectionable as I did, but I don’t think that’s what the MPAA had in mind.
Don’t Worry Darling (2022) is rated R for swears, sexytimes, smoking, day drinking, night drinking, pool drinking, self-slashing, suicide, and car crashes.
We Are Art – Through the Eyes of Annalaura (2022) is NR and had nothing objectionable. It’s a documentary about that rare species, enjoyable art.
Raven’s Hollow is Unrated, but call it R for swears, opium abuse, disembowelment, people getting slashed, people getting shot, barrows of body parts, and paddocks of pallid pigs.
223 Wick (2022) is unrated but call it PG-13 for swears, Father John in his underwear – a lot, sisterly cannibalism, people getting stabbed, people getting hit over the head, and people consumed by bugs (or rats, no one ever said).
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Pearl (2022) is rated R for swears, gooseicide, scarecrow sexytimes, lots of pitchfork stabbings, an immolation, a suffocation, snotty crying, and body parts fed to alligators.
The Woman King (2022) is Rated R for violence – spearing, stabbing, gouging, scarring, beheading, shooting, and scarring, as well as unexpected explosions.
(2022) is inexplicably Rated R for swears, a slap for sass, cold water discipline, and a hangnail that unzips a leg.
See How They Run (2022) is rated PG-13 for mild swears, heavy inebriation, a shooting, a stabbing, a bludgeoning, a poisoning, a strangling, and a drunken fistfight.