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.

Robert Koehler: Best Movies of 2017

03 January 2018

Robert Koehler: Best Movies of 2017 (as posted to Twitter in a series of tweets starting here and ending here)

  1. Twin Peaks: The ReturnDavid Lynch
  2. DunkirkChristopher Nolan
  3. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  4. WesternValeska Grisebach
  5. Good TimeBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  6. The Wandering Soap OperaRaoul Ruiz and Valeria Sarmiento
  7. Three QuartersIlian Metev
  8. Good LuckBen Russell
  9. Brawl in Cell Block 99S. Craig Zahler
  10. PROTOTYPEBlake Williams
  11. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  12. The Disaster ArtistJames Franco
  13. Purge This LandLee Anne Schmitt
  14. El mar la marJoshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki
  15. DriftHelena Wittmann
  16. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMartin McDonagh
  17. On the Beach at Night AloneHong Sang-soo
  18. ReadersJames Benning
  19. Ex Libris: New York Public LibraryFrederick Wiseman
  20. The Other Side of HopeAki Kaurismäki
  21. Life & Nothing MoreAntonio Méndez Esparza
  22. BaronesaJuliana Antunes
  23. MillaValérie Massadian
  24. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of ArcBruno Dumont
  25. Distant ConstellationShevaun Mizrahi
  26. The Nothing FactoryPedro Pinho
  27. Free and EasyJun Geng
  28. A Gentle CreatureSergei Loznitsa
  29. Tonsler ParkKevin Jerome Everson
  30. American MadeDoug Liman
  31. A Skin So SoftDenis Côté
  32. Have a Nice DayLiu Jian
  33. LuckyJohn Carroll Lynch