Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Your Winners! For the 2023 Hollmann Awards!

Here we are. You've seen my Top Ten (and if you haven't, why not?) and you've looked at all the nominees (because I won't repeat all of them here!). Now, the final word on 2023 - my winners for the best in last year's cinema. The 2023 Hollmann Awards. Beginning with music:

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Top Ten of 2023

With apologies to the almost-made-its - 12.12: The DayBottoms, Freud's Last SessionGodzilla Minus One, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, May DecemberNapoleon, RustinThanksgiving, and The Zone of Interest - I present, in alphabetical order, my Top Ten Films of 2023:

Sunday, January 14, 2024

The Year That Was: 2023

It's time to close the books on the film year of 2023.

I watched 115 films that saw some sort of US theatrical release in 2023, whether they played a week a Boston or two months at a single theater in LA catering to Korean cinema. Many of them are either available to stream or currently in cinemas. These are those films:

12.12: The Day
80 for Brady
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt 
All of Us Strangers
American Fiction
American Symphony
Anatomy of a Fall
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret.
Asteroid City
Beau is Afraid
Big George Foreman
Blue Beetle
The Boogeyman
Book Club: The Next Chapter
The Boy and the Heron
The Burial
Cocaine Bear
The Color Purple
Concrete Utopia
El Conde
The Creator
Dicks: The Musical
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Evil Dead Rise
Fast X
Flamin' Hot
Flora and Son
Freud's Last Session
Frybread Face and Me
Full River Red
Give Me Pity!
Godzilla Minus One
Gran Turismo
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Guy Ritchie's The Covenant
Haunted Mansion
A Haunting in Venice
Heart of Stone
Hidden Blade
His Only Son
The Holdovers
How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Infinity Pool
Insidious: The Red Door
The Iron Claw
It's a Wonderful Knife
Jesus Revolution
Joe Haladin: The Case of the Missing Sister
Joy Ride
The Killer
Killers of the Flower Moon
Knights of the Zodiac
Knock at the Cabin
The Last Voyage of the Demeter
The Little Mermaid
Little Richard: I Am Everything
Lord of Misrule
Love Again
Magic Mike's Last Dance
Master Gardener
May December
Maybe I Do
The Miracle Club
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, Part One
The Mother
Moving On
No Hard Feelings
Noryang: Deadly Sea
Pain Hustlers
Past Lives
The Persian Version
The Pigeon Tunnel
Polite Society
Poor Things
The Pope's Exorcist
Rebel Moon - Part One: A Child of Fire
Saw X
Scream VI
Showing Up
Silver Dollar Road
Society of the Snow
Somewhere in Queens
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Super Mario Bros. Movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
Theater Camp
A Thousand and One
Where the Devil Roams
You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah
The Zone of Interest

A week from today, I will present my Top Ten of the Year; the next day, my nominees for the 2023 Hollmann Awards. And if you follow my Twitter, throughout the week, I'm posting the shortlists for each category, a trickle at a time.

You May Also Enjoy:
Like us on Facebook