2023 in Films

Format adapted from Charles François, who I still hope will one day rediscover his cinephilia and start hanging out with myself and the Skandies crew again. It’s been ten years since he last used it and I hereby declare it in the public domain.

Combine the first two columns for a list of films released (or "released") in 2023, and the last two columns for films seen in 2023. Ordering is preferential when ratings are identical.

Seen Previously
Movies I saw in 2022 {or before} that were released in the U.S. in 2023. Films not yet released but currently scheduled for this year are indicated by a (→).
Seen in 2023
Movies I saw shortly before, during or after their 2023 U.S. run. Asterisks (*) indicate films seen prior to their actual release. TV-only "runs" (arbitrarily deemed eligible) get a (†).
To Be Released
Movies I saw in 2023 which are still awaiting a U.S. release. Those known to have lined up distribution are indicated by a (→). Production {year} is listed if film is more than two years old.

A For All Time

A- Event

B+/A- Near Great

Enys Men (Jenkin) 78

B+ Must See

in water (Hong) 73

B/B+ Warmly Recommended

De humani corporis fabrica (Paravel, Castaing-Taylor) 69

B Recommended

Showing Up (Reichardt) 67
Skinamarink (Ball) 65

B-/B Recommended with Mild Reservations

Trenque Lauquen (Citarella) 63
Full Time (Gravel) 63
Rehana (Saad) 61

B- Recommended with Strong Reservations

*Godland (Pálmason) 58
*The Integrity of Joseph Chambers (Machoian) 57
Unrest (Schäublin) 55

C+/B- On the Fence, Leaning Forward

Walk Up (Hong) 53
After Love (Khan) 52

C+ Take It or Leave It

*Pacifiction (Serra) 49
*Tori and Lokita (Dardennes) 46

C/C+ On the Fence, Leaning Backward

The Outwaters (Banfitch) 44
Alcarràs (Simón) 43

C Pass

Magic Mike's Last Dance (Soderbergh) 40

C- Ugh

Cairo Conspiracy (Saleh) 36

D+ Double-Ugh

D Bomb

F Burn the Negative

Walk-outs Channel Surfing

Emily (O'Connor)
Mars One (Martins)
Talking About the Weather (Pinske)
White Building (Neang)

Incomplete Mishap/Bad Timing