It’s been a real curate’s egg of a year at the movie theater, with plenty of terrific new releases, and even a few stone-cold masterpieces on the slate – our Best Films of 2023 list features a bunch of films we’re confident movielovers will be revisiting for years to come – but also some major barren patches (August… yeesh) and an ongoing actors’ strike that’s casting the kind of dark shadow Nosferatu would be proud of.
But there’s no need for doom or gloom, because there’s loads of unmissable fare ahead. Winter, after all, is the business end of the movie year – the NBA playoffs, Superbowl and finale of America’s Got Talent all wrapped up in one – as awards candidates jostle for position, prestige motion picture get rolled out ahead of the Oscars submission deadline, and people start using the word ‘prognostication’ in conversation again. And it’s not just ‘serious’ films that are going to be hitting our local theatres: there’s big blockbusters ahead and family fare like Wonka. Here’s 21 top picks.
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