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10 Arts and Culture Favorites From 2023

A charming South London rom-com, a retrospective of an African cinema giant and a handful of plays about death and illness are among picks by THR’s arts and culture critic.

The 10 Best TV Episodes of 2023

A stylish Hitchcock homage, a tender exploration of autism and a hilariously horny holiday special were among favorites of THR's TV critics.

The 10 Best TV Performances of 2023

Dazzling star turns from Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, a Brit playing two messy moms and an 'Abbott Elementary' standout were among favorites of THR's TV critics.

‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ Among Most Googled Movies Globally in 2023

In a multi-screen digital world, Google’s search world has become increasingly key to marketing movies to a worldwide audience — especially in the run-up to opening weekends. With Barbie and Oppenheimer making waves at the multiplex last summer, Barbenheimer had an unsurprisingly ripple effect for both tentpoles — as they topped the Google Trends table […]

The 10 Best Albums of 2023

From behind-the-scenes hitmakers stepping into the spotlight to a glitter bomb of a soundtrack and a double dose of rap genius, THR’s senior music editor picks his favorites.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best TV Shows of 2023

An emotional zombie drama, a superior true-crime docuseries, a sidesplitting anti-capitalist satire and two fantastic series finales were among picks from THR's TV critics.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2023

A romantic collision of past and present, a subversive feminist fairy tale, a metaphysical ghost story, an epic retelling of a horrific footnote in American history and a sublime anti-rom-com are among this year’s highlights.

Critics’ Conversation: The Great Film Performances of 2023

THR film reviewers delight in an assortment of deliciously unlikable lead turns, single out stars delivering career bests (a wild Emma Stone, a wily Natalie Portman) and celebrate new and rising talents from various corners of the globe.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 10 Best TV Shows of 2023 So Far

THR’s TV reviewers choose faves from the first half of the year, including the brilliant final chapter in the Roy family saga, a controversy-stained Netflix standout and an eye-opening (and mouth-watering) food show.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the 10 Best Films of 2023 So Far

THR’s reviewers choose faves from the first half of the year, including a Michelle Williams-Kelly Reichardt collab, Miles Morales’ latest adventure and an aching love-triangle drama.

‘TV’s Top 5’: The Best Shows of 2023 (So Far)

Welcome to the 219th episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]