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News & Views of Phillips Since 1976
Wednesday June 12th 2024

Howard’s Ten Best of 2023

from the series Movie Corner


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Howard McQuitter II

The Zone of Interest Director: Jonathan Glazer. Cast: Sandra Hüller | Christian Friedel | Freya Kreutzkam | Ralph Herforth. Drama | History | War. German in English subtitles. Running time: 105 minutes. PG- 13

The Boy and the Heron Director: Hayao Miyazaki. Cast: Soma Santoki | Masaki Suda | Ko Shibasaki. Animation | Adventure | Drama. Japanese in English subtitles. Running time: 124 minutes. PG-13

Killers of a Flower Moon Director: Martin Scorsese. Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio | Robert De Niro | Lily Gladstone | Jesse Plemons. Crime | Drama | History. Running time: 206 minutes. R

Oppenheimer Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Cillian Murphy | Emily Blunt | Matt Damon | Robert Downey Jr. | Kenneth Branagh | Florence Pugh. History | Drama | Biography. Running time: 183 Minutes. R

Origin Director: Ava Du Vernay. Cast: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor | Jon Bernthal | Niecy Nash | Emily Yancy | Finn Wittrock. Drama | History | Road. Running time: 141 minutes. PG-13

Poor Things Director: Yorgos Lanthimos. Cast: Emma Stone | Mark Ruffalo | Willem Dafoe | Ramy Youssef. Comedy | Drama | Romance. Running time: 142 minutes. R

The Holdovers Director: Alexander Payne. Cast: Paul Giamatti | Da’Vine Joy Randolph | Dominic Sessa. Comedy | Drama. Running time: 133 minutes. R

American Fiction Director: Cord Jefferson. Cast: Jefferey Wright | Tracee Ellis Ross | Erika Alexander | Leslie Uggams | Issa Rae | Adam Brody | Sterling K. Brown. Comedy | Drama. Running time: 117 minutes. R

Rustin Director: George C. Wolfe. Cast: Colman Domingo | Chris Rock | Aml Ameen | Glynn Turman | Audra McDonald | CCH Pounder. Running time: 106 minutes. PG-13

Sound of Freedom Director: Alejandro Monteverde. Cast: Jim Caviezel | Mira Sorvino. Drama | Crime | Thriller. Running time: 135 minutes. PG-13

Runners-Up: Barbie | Priscilla | Ferrari | Maestro | Dumb Money | Air | Migration | The Origin of Evil* | All Of Us Strangers | Luxembourg, Luxembourg* | Melchoir the Apothecary*

Howard McQuitter II is a longtime movie critic. He has been reviewing movies for the alley since 2002.

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