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Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2023

A romantic collision of past and present, a subversive feminist fairy tale, a metaphysical ghost story, an epic retelling of a horrific footnote in American history and a sublime anti-rom-com are among this year’s highlights.

‘Immediate Family’ Review: A Warm Portrait of the ‘Character Actors’ of ’70s Rock

‘The Wrecking Crew’ director Denny Tedesco profiles the four prolific session musicians who became synonymous with the singer-songwriter ’70s and are still going strong.

‘The Iron Claw’ Review: Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White in Sean Durkin’s Conventional but Affecting Wrestling Drama

Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney, Holt McCallany and Lily James also star in the elegiac salute to the Von Erichs, a Texas sports dynasty walloped by a string of tragedies.

‘Merry Little Batman’ Review: The Caped Crusader’s Kid Gets His Own Adorable Animated Adventure

The now-retired Batman is merely a supporting character in a film that finds his eight-year-old son Damian battling an array of classic supervillains.

Critics’ Conversation: The Great Film Performances of 2023

THR film reviewers delight in an assortment of deliciously unlikable lead turns, single out stars delivering career bests (a wild Emma Stone, a wily Natalie Portman) and celebrate new and rising talents from various corners of the globe.

‘Wonka’ Review: Timothée Chalamet Sings, Dances and Gets Gooey in Cloying Musical Prequel

Hugh Grant, Olivia Colman and Keegan-Michael Key also appear in the origin story of Roald Dahl’s magical chocolatier, from ‘Paddington’ director Paul King.

‘Fast Charlie’ Review: Pierce Brosnan Works His Suave Magic in Phillip Noyce’s Darkly Comic Hit Man Thriller

The veteran actor plays an assassin dealing with some dangerous problems in a film co-starring Morena Baccarin and the late James Caan.

‘Godzilla Minus One’ Review: A Kaiju Feature as Emotionally Involving as It Is Scary

The legendary monster returns in this Japanese film in which he rampages through Tokyo yet again.

‘Candy Cane Lane’ Review: Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross Can’t Redeem Reginald Hudlin’s Bizarre Holiday Comedy

The stars play a married couple whose determination to win a neighborhood house-decorating contest puts them in the path of a vengeful elf.

‘The Shift’ Review: Faith-Based Thriller Proves Hard to Believe In

Neal McDonough plays the Devil, here known as "The Benefactor," in this religious-themed sci-fi thriller from Angel Studios.

‘Family Switch’ Review: Jennifer Garner’s Netflix Body-Swap Comedy Is Ideal Holiday Background Filler

Garner and Ed Helms play parents who switch bodies with their teen children right before Christmas in the McG-directed movie.

‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ Review: Women Come Clean in Estonian Oscar Entry’s Up-Close Look at a Purifying Ritual

Estonia’s Oscar submission is the debut feature by Anna Hints, who won the directing award in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Competition.

‘Silent Night’ Review: Joel Kinnaman in John Woo’s Gripping Hollywood Comeback

The actor stars in the director's first American film in 20 years, a revenge thriller featuring virtually no dialogue.

‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’ Review: A Privileged Peek Inside a Star’s Artistry and a Crowd’s Ecstasy

Written, directed and produced by the musician herself, the documentary combines concert footage from the Renaissance World Tour with behind-the-scenes glimpses at the making of the album and the show.

‘The Senior’ Review: Michael Chiklis Scores in Rod Lurie’s Stirring Sports Drama

The film tells the true-life story of Mike Flynt, who played college football at age 59.

‘Genie’ Review: Melissa McCarthy in Peacock’s Ho-Hum Holiday Film

A genie tries to help a man repair his fractured family in this holiday film written by Richard Curtis and co-starring Paapa Essiedu.