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.
2017 Movies

Peter Labuza: Favorite Films of 2017

15 January 2018

Peter Labuza: Favorite Films of 2017 (as discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 2016]

  1. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  2. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  3. Rat FilmTheo Anthony
  4. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. The WorkJairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  6. [tie] Nathan for You: Finding FrancesNathan Fielder
2017 Movies

Keith Uhlich: Favorite Films of 2017

15 January 2018

Keith Uhlich: Favorite Films of 2017 (as discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

[see also 2016, 2012, 2011]

  1. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  2. Song to SongTerrence Malick
  3. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  4. Call Me by Your NameLuca Guadagnino
  5. [tie] BPM (Beats Per Minute)Robin Campillo
  6. MosaicSteven Soderbergh
2017 Movies

Daniel Kasman: Top 20 Films of 2017

11 January 2018

Daniel Kasman: Top 20 Films of 2017, as submitted to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll, limited to films that were “new in cinemas.” See also his lists of older films and films not yet released.

2017 Movies

Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2017

11 January 2018

Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2017 of commercial US releases, as submitted to the annual Senses of Cinema World Poll, listed alphabetically by original-language title.

See also his “Top Five features undistributed in the USA and first screened in San Francisco in 2017,” “Top Twenty single-channel film and video works of less than feature length,” and “Top ten expanded cinema presentations of 2017.”

[see also 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013]

2017 Albums

Jim Fusilli: Best Albums of 2017

11 January 2018

Jim Fusilli: Best Albums of 2017, as published by The Wall Street Journal