Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.
2011 Movies

J.R. Jones: 10 Best Films of 2011

30 December 2011

J.R. Jones: 10 Best Films of 2011, as published by The Chicago Reader

[see also 2014, 2012]

  1. Of Gods and MenXavier Beauvois
  2. BridesmaidsPaul Feig
  3. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  4. TerriAzazel Jacobs
  5. TabloidErrol Morris
  6. Client-9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot SpitzerAlex Gibney
  7. The Elephant in the RoomMichael Webber
  8. The Wise KidsStephen Cone
  9. Beautiful BoyShawn Ku
  10. Margin CallJ.C. Chandor