2023 Wrap: Best of Hollywood and Beyond

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One of Christopher Nolan’s most staggering achievements – a thudding, thrilling, tremendously intimate story about a scientist who sometimes can’t see his own greatness, often can’t see past it, and tragically, can’t persuade people to believe him when he does.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Set in the 1920s, Killers of the Flower Moon is about a dark period of modern American history when the Osage Indians discovered oil on their land and became the richest people per capita in the world. Soon after, the Osage were killed, manipulated and swindled by white Americans.

Asteroid City

Asteroid City might be one of Wes Anderson’s most vulnerable films, but it’s also his hardest to untangle, lending itself much more easily to being felt rather than understood. Its characters exist in a movie about a television programme about a play.

Spider Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Across the Spider-Verse refuses to adhere to the idea that every hero's journey must follow the same arc, and in doing so, insists on breaking the canon at a time when other superhero movies are trying to establish it.

Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Kelly Fremon Craig nails the angst and awkwardness of adolescence in Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret. The film is a timeless, loving ode to the universal feminine experience. 

Past Lives

Bookended by two departures, Celine Song’s delicate debut film Past Lives, in which a woman finds herself torn between two men, is less about the longing for someone you moved away from and more about the version of yourself that you left behind with them.


Nimona reveals itself to be a poignant and powerful story about fear, manipulation, ignorance and hope. However, its greatest strength is that even without overthinking, Nimona is a joy to watch.

The Killer 

The premise is familiar: The hunter becomes the hunted, becomes the hunter. But hidden within this film’s clichéd heart is a self-reflexive – and strangely poignant – relationship with storytelling.

Rye Lane

The cinematography is vibrant and quirky, from the use of the fish-eye to the dynamic visual re-enactment of narrated anecdotes. Stylish, funny and hopeful, Rye Lane is arguably one of the best modern rom-coms we’ve seen in a while.

Fair Play 

A sleek, twisty relationship drama about the secretive thrill of a workplace affair morphs into a psychological thriller fuelled by the prickly insecurity of having to report to your partner in Chloe Domont’s Fair Play.