My Favourite Films of 2023.

I don’t usually post my list of the top movies of the year, which is odd considering my background as a filmmaker. So I decided to post my favourite new films that I saw in a theatre in 2023. Unlike my list of books I read and concerts I attended, this isn’t a list of all the films I saw, but a ranked list of my top favourites.

I give honourable mention to Stop Making Sense, simply because it’s probably the film I’ve seen the most times of any films ever, and the 40th anniversary IMAX restoration was fantastic, both as a film and a musical celebration.

In the end, Past Lives was likely the best film I saw last year. It’s an amazing accomplishment and a beautiful film.

  1. Past Lives, Celine Song
  2. Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan 
  3. Dream Scenario, Kristoffer Borgli 
  4. Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos 
  5. The Holdovers, Alexander Payne
  6. Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet
  7. Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse, Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers & Justin K. Thompson
  8. You Hurt My Feelings, Nicole Holofcener 
  9. Blackberry, Matt Johnson
  10. Maestro, Bradley Cooper
  11. Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme (honourable mention)