Roundup: Seattle Critics Year-End Lists for 2023

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For a film critic, the year’s not over until you’ve agonized over which movies make your year-end list. We’re releasing our full slate of nominations later this morning.

Want to know more about what films each of our individual members loved? See below for a selection of top ten(-ish) lists from some of our members; follow the links to read more of their thoughts about 2023 in film.

Allen Almachar: The MacGuffin

  1. Killers of the Flower Moon
  2. Oppenheimer
  3. Past Lives
  4. The Zone of Interest
  5. The Holdovers
  6. Poor Things
  7. Perfect Days
  8. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  9. The Boy and the Heron
  10. Monster
  11. The Eight Mountains
  12. Anatomy of a Fall
  13. Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  14. May December
  15. Godzilla Minus One

Josh Bis: The SunBreak

  1. Poor Things
  2. Past Lives
  3. The Zone of Interest
  4. Perfect Days
  5. Anatomy of a Fall
  6. Asteroid City
  7. The Taste of Things
  8. The Killer
  9. The Boy and the Heron
  10. Passages / Rotting in the Sun

Sara Michelle Fetters: MovieFreak

  1. All of Us Strangers
  2. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  3. Killers of the Flower Moon
  4. Godzilla Minus One
  5. Priscilla
  6. Bottoms
  7. Huesera: The Bone Woman
  8. Monica
  9. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  10. Past Lives

Kathy Fennessy

  1. Showing Up
  2. Fallen Leaves
  3. Afire
  4. A Thousand and One
  5. The Holdovers
  6. May December
  7. Enys Men
  8. Rye Lane
  9. The Five Devils
  10. Fremont

Sean Gilman: The End of Cinema

  1. 100 Yards
  2. Afire
  3. Baby Assassins: 2 Babies
  4. Godzilla Minus One
  5. Hidden Blade
  6. Jigarthanda DoubleX
  7. Killers of the Flower Moon
  8. Oppenheimer
  9. Rocky aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani
  10. The Taste of Things

Linda Gwilym: MoviePie

  1. All of Us Strangers
  2. The Zone of Interest
  • The Unknown Country
  • Barbie
  • The Iron Claw
  • May December
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Godland
  • Monster
  • The Teachers’ Lounge
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
  • Judy Blume Forever

Timothy Hall: The People’s Critic

  • Rye Lane
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-verse
  • Talk to Me
  • Barbie
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • The League
  • American Fiction
  • Saltburn
  • Bottoms
  • When Evil Lurks

Chase Hutchinson: The Inlander

  1. Past Lives
  2. Skinamarink
  3. The Zone of Interest
  4. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
  5. The Boy and the Heron
  6. Killers of the Flower Moon
  7. Showing Up
  8. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  9. Asteroid City
  10. All of Us Strangers

Michael Medved

  1. American Fiction
  2. Napoleon
  3. The Boys in the Boat
  4. A Million Miles Away
  5. Rustin
  6. Past Lives
  7. Leo
  8. Oppenheimer
  9. Killers of the Flower Moon
  10. Maestro

Brent McKnight: The Last Thing I See

  • How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  • American Fiction
  • Bottoms
  • John Wick: Chapter 4
  • The Unknown Country
  • The Swan
  • Barbie
  • Extraction 2
  • Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Sisu
  • Mad Cats
  • Godzilla Minus One

Justin Moore: Justin Watches Movies

  1. Barbie
  2. John Wick: Chapter 4
  3. The Holdovers
  4. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  5. Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
  6. Killers of the Flower Moon
  7. Guardians of the Galaxy vol 3
  8. The Iron Claw
  9. Air
  10. Past Lives

Mark Morin: The Two Oh Six

  1. John Wick: Chapter 4
  2. The Creator
  3. Poor Things
  4. Past Lives
  5. Barbie
  6. Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
  7. A Million Miles Away
  8. The Marvels
  9. Evil Dead Rise
  10. Godzilla Minus One

Matt Oakes: Silver Screen Riot

  1. Poor Things
  2. The Zone of Interest
  3. Saltburn
  4. Past Lives
  5. The Holdovers
  6. Barbie
  7. Theater Camp
  8. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  9. Talk to Me
  10. Bottoms

Blake Peterson: 425

  1. Showing Up
  2. May December
  3. Monster
  4. All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
  5. Killers of the Flower Moon
  6. Priscilla
  7. Fallen Leaves
  8. Fremont
  9. Past Lives
  10. Menus Plaisirs — Les Troisgros

Ryan Oliver: YouTube

  1. Killers of the Flower Moon
  2. Poor Things
  3. Oppenheimer
  4. The Holdovers
  5. The Zone of Interest
  6. May December
  7. How to Blow Up a Pipeline
  8. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  9. Barbie
  10. John Wick: Chapter 4

René Sánchez: Cine Sin Fronteras

  1. Cerrar los Ojos
  2. Past Lives
  3. The Zone of Interest
  4. The Holdovers
  5. All of Us Strangers
  6. Anatomy of a Fall
  7. May December
  8. Monster
  9. Trenque Lauquen
  10. Perfect Days

Erik Samdahl: Filmjabber

1. Poor Things
2. Origin
3. The Holdovers
4. American Fiction
5. Saltburn
6. John Wick: Chapter 4
7. Talk to Me
8. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
9. The Creator
10. Barbie

Morgen Schuler: The SunBreak

  1. Monster
  2. Poor Things
  3. Return to Seoul
  4. Saltburn
  5. The Taste of Things
  6. The Holdovers
  7. Godzilla Minus One
  8. Joy Ride
  9. Shortcomings
  10. Dr Cheon and the Lost Talisman

Aaron White: Feelin’ Film

  1. The Eight Mountains
  2. Oppenheimer
  3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  4. the Holdovers
  5. You Hurt My Feelings
  6. Radical
  7. Past Lives
  8. the First Slam Dunk
  9. the Zone of Interest
  10. Origin