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

Michael Sicinski: Top 12 Films of 2012

19 January 2013

Michael Sicinski: Top 12 Films of 2012 (limited to “poll-eligible” films)

[see also 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013]

  1. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  2. Almayer’s FollyChantal Akerman
  3. ElenaAndrey Zvyagintsev
  4. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  5. KeyholeGuy Maddin
  6. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  7. Keep the Lights OnIra Sachs
  8. Two Years at SeaBen Rivers
  9. Let the Bullets FlyJiang Wen
  10. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  11. [tie] In Another CountryHong Sang-soo
  12. [tie] Oki’s MovieHong Sang-soo