In case you missed it, I posted my Top Ten Movies of 2022 last week. But now we are moving on to 2023 and what’s to come!
Nic Cage as Dracula and Nicholas Holt as the titular Renfield. Those two things together have me pretty jazzed, although I’ve heard some negative things about the trailer, which means I’ve been avoiding it so I can live in a blissful world where the idea of this moving being good still exists.
Christopher Nolan is always must watch (although I still haven’t watched Tenet…). Plus this is probably one of the biggest A-List casts he’s had the opportunity to work with, led by Cillian Murphy playing Oppenheimer. insert cliche joke about how Nolan will play around with time here
Tom Hardy and Timothy Olyphant in a movie from the guy who did Raid. Need I say more. I thought this was actually slated for last year so the fact it still doesn’t have a release data makes me a bit nervous.
Marty, Bobby, and Leo. All together again. With Apple money to boot.
What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Jojo Rabbit. Mr. Waititi is 3/3 when it comes to non-Marvel movies. Hoping that trend continues here. (And yes Ragnarok was great too.)
The first entry is widely considered one of the best animated movies ever. Movies with Mikey had it as his favorite film since 2014. That’s a lot of hype to have to follow-up with new directors at the helm, although it is still penned by the Lord/Miller duo.
Dune: Part One was great, but felt like half a movie, even at 2:35. Now we get to see if Part Two can deliver, getting it to the finish line and turning it into an overall fulfilling experience.
Fincher is back making a thriller movie for the first time since Gone Girl in 2014. Yes. Please. Mank was great. Mindhunter was fantastic. But the world needs Fincher making feature-length thrillers.
I still think about Midsommar on a monthly basis. Both of Aster’s feature films have an unsettling way to make me feel something in my gut and elicit mood in a way no other auteur has/does in horror.
Wes Anderson is always at the top of these lists for me. Even when a film like The French Dispatch misses a bit for me, it still ends up as as top five film that year. Anderson plus the expected laundry list of A+ talent–what’s not to be excited about.
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in no particular order
Cat Person, Magazine Dreams, No Hard Feelings, The Force, Dungeons & Dragons, Napoleon, Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, Barbie, 65, Creed III, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, John Wick: Chapter 4, The Marvels.