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

Skandies: 20 Best Films of 2011

28 February 2012

Skandies: 20 Best Films of 2011 [a poll of about 40 cinephiles]

  1. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  2. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  3. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  4. Certified CopyAbbas Kiarostami
  5. House of Pleasures (aka House of Tolerance)Bertrand Bonello
  6. DriveNicolas Winding Refn
  7. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  8. Meek’s CutoffKelly Reichardt
  9. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  10. Martha Marcy May MarleneSean Durkin
  11. Tuesday, After ChristmasRadu Muntean
  12. Of Gods and MenXavier Beauvois
  13. The ArborClio Barnard
  14. Putty HillMatthew Porterfield
  15. BeginnersMike Mills
  16. MoneyballBennett Miller
  17. Take ShelterJeff Nichols
  18. ShameSteve McQueen
  19. HugoMartin Scorsese
  20. We Need to Talk About KevinLynne Ramsay