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.
2014 Movies

Michael Phillips: 30 Best Movies of 2014

30 December 2014

Michael Phillips: 30 Best Movies of 2014, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. BoyhoodRichard Linklater
  2. The Grand Budapest HotelWes Anderson
  3. Winter SleepNuri Bilge Ceylan
  4. WhiplashDamien Chazelle
  5. The Lego MoviePhil Lord, Christopher Miller
  6. Listen Up PhilipAlex Ross Perry
  7. Force MajeureRuben Östlund
  8. Mr. TurnerMike Leigh
  9. Dear White PeopleJustin Simien
  10. Heaven Knows WhatBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie