Is 2023 the Best Movie Year of this Century?

Contrary to the rumors, cinema is decidedly alive and thriving. There have been claims that 2023 is potentially one of the best years for movies, equated to the iconic film year of 1999. While it might be too early to make definitive comparisons, we’ve seen some exceptional releases this year, reminiscent of the golden age of cinema.

The Resurgence of Cinema

Film enthusiasts will fondly recall 2019, a year when we were treated to cinematic masterpieces like “Uncut Gems,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “The Irishman,” and “Parasite,” among others. The recent resurgence of film quality seems to indicate a return to such formidable lineups.

A Lineup of A-list Directors

Contributing to 2023’s strong showing are new offerings from a wealth of accomplished directors. The roll call reads like a veritable who’s who of cinema—Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Glazer, Hayao Miyazaki, Todd Haynes, Wes Anderson, Alexander Payne, David Fincher, Yorgos Lanthimos, Richard Linklater, Greta Gerwig, Kelly Reichardt, Ridley Scott, Harmony Korine, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Aki Kaurismaki, and more.

Marking 2023 as “Legendary”

A well-known Twitter cinephile, Viewer Anon, is among the enthusiasts lauding 2023 as an “outstanding” year for film. As we still have the remaining months of the year to look forward to, the final verdict remains anticipated.

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