‘Tis the year-end season for the crush of top 10 lists and rankings for the best films of 2023. Following up IndieWire’s staff list from the end of November, “Screen Talk” co-hosts Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio share their own top picks for this year, with runners-up in the documentary and animation categories just to make room for more movies. One film landing high on both lists is Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest,” now in select theaters from A24. Listen or watch to see where the Holocaust drama placed.

The week that was in the awards season also yielded winners for the European Film Awards and the LA Film Critics, plus nominees from the Critics Choice Association. The Los Angeles critics, contradicting the narrative laid out by Apple’s awards team thus far, honored Lily Gladstone as a runner-up in the Supporting category vs. lead placement she’s had everywhere else (including the New York Film Critics Circle). French-language “Anatomy of a Fall” and UK International Oscar entry “The Zone of Interest” had to settle in the Critics Choice nominations for the foreign-language category: What does that tell us about the constitution of this voting body that tends to go more mainstream and touts itself as historically the best predictor of Academy Awards nominations?

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