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.

Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012

21 December 2012

Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012, as published by The A.V. Club

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011]

  1. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr
  3. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  4. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  5. The Loneliest PlanetJulia Loktev
  6. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  7. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  9. The ComedyRick Alverson
  10. AmourMichael Haneke
  11. Goodbye First LoveMia Hansen-Løve
  12. Miss BalaGerardo Naranjo
  13. HaywireSteven Soderbergh
  14. LooperRian Johnson
  15. LincolnSteven Spielberg