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The Book of Clarence (2023)

The Book of Clarence is a thought-provoking and ambitious sophomore film by director Jaymes Samuel following the slick but straightforward western The Harder They Fall.

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The Zone of Interest (2023)

The Zone of Interest, the latest by Jonathan Glazer, is one of the grand cinematic achievements of 2023 — and, like his last film, nearly as frustrating to watch as it is great.

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American Fiction (2023)

American Fiction, the debut film by Cord Jefferson, fills in one of my favorite niches, one that could always use more films

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Self Reliance (2023)

When you see the rating below, please understand that it took some restraint for me not to get even more carried away.

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Nyad (2023)

Every year we get one or two or more biopics, increasingly relegated to streaming, that are shamelessly engineered and promoted to get acting Oscar nominations.

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Dream Scenario (2023)

Dream Scenario became one of the “weird movie” sensations of 2023, and it’s not really hard to see why.

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The Holdovers (2023)

It would be reductive to say that The Holdovers works because Alexander Payne once again cast Paul Giamatti, the perfect vessel of his writing in Sideways.

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Anatomy of a Fall (2023)

Anatomy of a Fall’s script offers a rich landscape of ideas intelligently explored.

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Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

Killers of the Flower Moon is a Martin Scorsese film.

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Beau is Afraid (2023)

Ari Aster’s first two movies, Hereditary and Midsommar, didn’t set my world on fire, but were both solid bits of direction undone by uneven plots stretched thin.