The Top 10 Films of 2023

The Top 10 Films of 2023… So Far… The feel good movie of 2022, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On can teach us a thing or two about ourselves. That those who wander, are not all lost. That we have more to give, than we know. That we are more loved, than we know. To…

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Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (2023)

#20. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On The feel good movie of 2022, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On can teach us a thing or two about ourselves. That those who wander, are not all lost. That we have more to give, than we know. That we are more loved, than we know. To forget…

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EO (2023)

#19. EO “There are few films that aim to humanize the plight of animals, especially those of farm animals and beasts of burden.  Companions who have indeed made human society into what it is today.  And how we can so easily discard those that are most precious, most innocent, when they are no longer needed.”…

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2023)

#18. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris “But we begin to see it’s not about the dress, but the actualization of Mrs. Harris as a person that means everything to her.  She wants to feel seen.  She yearns to be seen.” They just don’t make films like Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris anymore.  Light, whimsical, but…

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Pearl (2023)

#16. Pearl “That unraveling and that mystery is what makes Pearl so effective.  Descending down a long and dark, twisted spiral, only to be capped off by one of the greatest final shots in horror film history.” Horror is oftentimes just a placeholder.  A phrase or a label, for a more sadistic brand-of-story being told. …

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RRR (2023)

#15. RRR “Few films will ever attempt to achieve what RRR has in it’s 3 hour run-time, nor should they.  Because RRR has something magical, some crazed sense of belief that anything is possible, anything is achievable if your heart and spirit are in it. In filmmaking, it’s that collective belief that any of these…

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The Batman (2023)

#14. The Batman “Batman was always meant to be played by a misunderstood misfit, and though Keaton and Bale had incredibly memorable moments themselves, Pattinson is a perfect fit for the billionaire boy orphan.” How do you reinvent an icon?  You dig a little deeper.  You go a little darker.  You look for something different,…

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Top Gun Maverick (2023)

#10. Top Gun: Maverick “A Friday night popcorn flick that fires on all afterburners, it’s a well-executed, highly conventional movie that knows who it is, and never tries to be something it’s not.” A highly anticipated sequel to a beloved original, led, carried, and brought into existence by one of the Last Great Movie Stars…

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Nope (2022)

#6. Nope “Nope is another one of those films that feels bigger than the frame.  An event film.  Where there’s more going on than we know. A Spielberg quality, making a small story feel as big as any ever told.” Jordan Peele films feel like event films. Where you know you’re going to be taken…

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Bones and All (2022)

#13. Bones and All “Bones and All felt like one of the most real films of 2022, not in the sense of plausibility, but visceral realism.  It inhabits a world we all know too well.  A world that is going by the wayside.  Discarded, and forgotten.  The open country.  The less inhabitable parts of America.”…

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