The Midway Point: 2023

So far in 2023, some come in threes and some are the bee’s knees.

It’s that time of the year, in June when I present to you the best and worst films of 2023, so far. There have been highs, like how “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” became the first Illumination animated film to make $500 million domestically, and lows, like how “Shazam” couldn’t make a fresh, money-making sequel.

The Best Films of 2023 So Far

  1. “Polite Society”
  2. “How to Blow Up a Pipeline”
  3. “You Hurt My Feelings”
  4. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.”
  5. “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret”
  6. “John Wick: Chapter 4”
  7. “Blackberry”
  8. “Past Lives”
  9. “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
  10. “Air”

The Worst Films of 2023 So Far

  1. “Shotgun Wedding”
  2. “Ghosted”
  3. “65”
  4. “A Good Person”
  5. “Magic Mike’s Last Dance”
  6. “Ant-Man & The Wasp: Quantumania”
  7. “Shazam: Fury of the Gods”
  8. “Fool’s Paradise”
  9. “The Son”
  10. “Mafia Mamma”

The Best Celebrities I’ve Met So Far

  1. Kyra Sedgwick
  2. Alan Tudyk
  3. Kevin Smith, Jason Lee, and Jeremy London
  4. Jordan Peele and Keke Palmer (No Interview)
  5. Patricia Clarkson
  6. Kirstin Chenoweth

The Good Movies You Missed Out On

“Renfield,” “How to Blow Up a Pipeline,” “Beau is Afraid,” “It Ain’t Over,” “You Hurt My Feelings,” Polite Society,” “Monica,” “BlackBerry,” “Somewhere in Queens,” “A Thousand and One,” “Chevalier”

The Bombs I Didn’t Touch With a 39 and a Half Foot Pole

“Paint,” “Love Again,” “Maybe I Do,” “Fear,” “Winnie the Pooh: Blood & Honey,” “Assassin,” “On a Wing and a Prayer,” “Sweetwater,” “Quasi,” “Book Club: The Next Chapter,” “About My Father,” “The Machine,” “Buddy Games 2: Spring Awakening”

Disclaimer: Remember, these aren’t my final choices. They’re subject to change either by ranking or omission. Come back in December for the final list.

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