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Cinema Club’s Top 10 of 2023

  • December 30, 2023
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Cinema Club’s Top 10 of 2023

The Cinema Club proudly presents its curated ‘Top Ten Films of 2023’. Ten award categories exclusive to EyeOnLondon. Noteworthy ties have been added where the movies are especially good or have had a limited exposure theatrically. These films are now available for streaming online. The ‘Debut Feature Award’ is a shared award, as are the two ‘Documentary Award’ categories. A special thank you goes to The Bertha Doc House, which resides within the Curzon Cinema complex in Bloomsbury, for their curating the best output of theatrical documentaries in 2023. Meanwhile, the feature film The Zone of Interest is scheduled to open in London on February 4th, 2024, as is the Animated feature film Robot Dreams. 

  • Best American Feature Film of 2023

Killers of the Flower Moon. Directed by Martin Scorsese. 

Reviewed in December 2023. Out now. 

  • Best British Feature Film of 2023

Enys Men. Directed by Mark Jenkin. 

Reviewed in March 2023

  • Best European Feature Film of 2023 

The Zone of Interest (Germany-Poland-UK). Directed By Jonathan Glazer. 

Reviewed in November 2023. Opens in December 2023 & February 2024.

  • Best ‘Art House’ Feature Film of 2023

Godland (Iceland-Denmark). Directed by Hylnur Palmason. 

Reviewed in June 2023.

  • Best ‘Genre’ Feature Film ‘Thriller’ of 2023 

Nostalgia (Italy). Directed by Mario Martone. 

Reviewed in March 2023.

  • Best ‘Debut’ Feature Film by a ‘New Director’ in 2023 (Tie)

Past Lives (USA-South Korea). Directed by Celine Song. 

Reviewed in October 2023. Screening in December 2023.

Reality (USA). Directed by Tina Slater. 

Reviewed in September 2023. 

  • Best Reissued & Remastered Feature Film of 2023

Le Mepris aka Contempt (1963 France-Italy-Spain). Directed by Jean Luc Godard.

Reviewed in August 2023.

  • Best Animated Feature Film in 2023 

Robot Dreams (Spain-France). Directed by Pablo Berger. 

Reviewed in November. 2023. Released in December 2023 & February 2024.

  • Best Documentary of 2023 (Tie)

My Imaginary Country (Chile-France). Directed by Patricio Guzman. 

Reviewed in August 2023.

Praying for Armageddon (Norway). Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei & Michael Rowley.

Reviewed in September 2023.

  • Best Music Documentary of 2023 (Tie) 

Bella Ciao (RAI TV Italy 2022. Curzon 2023) Directed by Giulia Giapponesi.

Reviewed in September 2023.

The Stones & Brian Jones (UK). Directed by Nick Broomfield.

Reviewed in June 2023. Screenings in November-December 2023.

About Author

Henry Scott Irvine

The published author of Procol Harum's hardback Omnibus Press biography, Henry Scott-Irvine's writing began in the script departments of the British film industry. He continued as a Film & TV 'Music & Arts' researcher. He has a long background in published journalism. A radio producer-presenter since 2009 as well as a producer of the award winning documentary film Tales From Tin Pan Alley. He's a successful campaigner for securing listings and preservation for London's music & film heritage sites.

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