2023 Film Reviews

Monster (2023) Review - 'Monster', the teacher-student abuse movie from acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda, is nearly in the upper echelon of the director's spotless filmography. Review by Sam Sewell-Peterson.
The After (2023) Short Film Review - 'The After', directed by activist Misan Harriman and nominated for Live Action Short at the Oscars in 2024, features a good performance but lacks overall quality. Review by Joseph Wade.
Red, White and Blue (2023) Short Film Review - Nominated for Live Action Short at the Oscars in 2024, Nazrim Choudhury's 'Red, White and Blue' illuminates the darkest side of banning abortion, is an emotional powerhouse. Review by Joseph Wade.
Nyad (2023) Review - Annette Bening and Jodie Foster are Academy Award-nominated for their performances in sports film 'Nyad'. a film led by their talent but otherwise lacking quality. Review by Ariana Martinez.

The Barber of Little Rock (2023) Short Film Review - 'The Barber of Little Rock' (2023), nominated in the Documentary Short category at the 96th Academy Awards, is a hopeful presentation of a great subject, Arlo Washington. Review by Joseph Wade.
Nai Nai and Wài Pó (2023) Short Film Review - 2024 Oscars Documentary Short Subject nominee 'Nai Nai & Wài Pó', from director Sean Wang, is soft and easy cinema, a supreme aesthetic creation. Review by Joseph Wade.
Our Uniform (2023) Short Film Review - Yegane Moghaddam's authorial short film 'Our Uniform', about a woman's relationship to the Iranian school system, is a well-conceived Animated Short nominee at the Oscars. Review by Joseph Wade.
War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko (2023) Short Film Review - Produced by Yoko Ono and co-written by Sean Ono Lennon, 'War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko' is an Animated Short Oscars nominee worth seeing. Review by Joseph Wade.
Nimona (2023) Review - You've never seen anything quite like Netflix's Oscars Animated Feature nominee 'Nimona' (2023), a film that deserves recognition for its own form of greatness. Review by Lamorna Peake.
STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie (2023) Review - BAFTA-nominated documentary 'STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie' (2023) is the story of the 'Back to the Future' star's life in his own words. A film that provides some life lessons. Review by Rob Jones.