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.

Darren Hughes: 10 Best Films of 2012

03 January 2013

Darren Hughes: 10 Best Films of 2012 (as published at Long Pauses, where he also has lists of favorite unreleased films, favorite discoveries, and “Movie Recommendations for People Who Don’t Like the Kinds of Movies I Like”)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014]

  1. The Loneliest PlanetJulia Loktev
  2. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  3. BarbaraChristian Petzold
  4. Almayer’s FollyChantal Akerman
  5. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  6. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  7. A Burning Hot SummerPhilippe Garrel
  8. HaywireSteven Soderbergh
  9. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  10. Neighboring SoundsKleber Mendonça Filho