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.
2012 Movies

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012

29 January 2013

Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012, as submitted to the IndieWire Poll

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2011]

  1. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr
  2. The Forgotten SpaceAllan Sekula and Noël Burch
  3. BernieRichard Linklater
  4. The HunterRafi Pitts
  5. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  6. UnforgivableAndré Téchiné
  7. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  8. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  9. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  10. Gerhard Richter PaintingCorinna Belz

    As Submitted to the Village Voice Poll

  1. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr
  2. BernieRichard Linklater
  3. The Forgotten SpaceAllan Sekula and Noël Burch
  4. The Kid with a BikeJean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
  5. Far from AfghanistanJohn Gianvito, Travis Wilkerson, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, and Soon-Mi Yoo
  6. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  7. UnforgivableAndré Téchiné
  8. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  9. KeyholeGuy Maddin
  10. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies