The Austin Film Critics Association Announce their 2023 Award Winners

Including Jon’s Top 10 Films of 2023!

With Cinapse being founded in Austin, we keep a keen eye on local film happenings. At this time of year we’ve been keenly awaiting the film award announcements from the Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA). An organization that has several Cinapsians within its ranks, myself included. After announcing their film award nominees a few days ago, they have now followed up with their list winners.

Unsurprisingly, Oppenheimer dominates, but the Best Picture prize seemed out of reach, with Killers of the Flower Moon taking the win. It’s great to see Celine Song making such a mark with her outstanding debut feature Past Lives, and Godzilla Minus One as Best International feature is an inspired pick.

I always like to pair the AFCA with my own personal top 10, which is as follows.

  1. Oppenheimer
  2. Asteroid City
  3. The Holdovers
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon
  5. Godzilla Minus One
  6. Past Lives
  7. Poor Things
  8. Barbie
  9. May December
  10. All of Us Strangers

Honorable Mentions: Anatomy of a Fall, Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. John Wick Chapter 4, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, Infinity Pool,

Best Film I saw this year that you probably haven’t seen yet: River

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