TIME TO VENT
From “Oppenheimer” memes, to his glum interview face, to viral maxi skirts emblazoned with his image, the internet-hating actor staged an ironic takeover in 2023.
THE YEAR OF THE AUTEUR
Despite two strikes and some major flops at the theater, 2023 posted incredible box office receipts—all on the strength of excellent work from visionary directors.
The Daily Beast’s Obsessed critic spotlights the 10 best films of the year, including a mouth-watering doc, psychosexual romp, and one-half of Barbenheimer.
The writer-director-actor breaks down his standout year of acting roles in “Oppenheimer,” “Are You There God?,” and “The Curse”—and tells us why he nearly quit the business.
To celebrate The Daily Beast’s Obsessed’s one-year anniversary, we’re looking back and the projects we covered the most—and most enthusiastically—these last 12 months.
BEST OF THE BEST
As The Daily Beast’s Obsessed turns one, we look back on our favorite reviews and recommendations from the past year.
‘THIS IS WRONG’
A search for the political meaning in “Oppenheimer” and Christopher Nolan’s previous work like “The Dark Knight” proves at least one thing: Nolan makes movies about miserable men.