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.
2018 Movies

David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2018

03 December 2018

This year’s installment of David Ehrlich’s always enjoyable video countdown: 25 Best Films of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  2. Paddington 2Paul King
  3. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  4. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  5. The TaleJennifer Fox
  6. BurningLee Chang-dong
  7. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  8. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  9. WildlifePaul Dano
  10. MandyPanos Cosmatos
  11. WidowsSteve McQueen
  12. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  13. HereditaryAri Aster
  14. SuspiriaLuca Guadagnino
  15. Support the GirlsAndrew Bujalski
  16. Eighth GradeBo Burnham
  17. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  18. AnnihilationAlex Garland
  19. Ryuichi Sakamoto: CodaStephen Nomura Schible
  20. You Were Never Really HereLynne Ramsay
  21. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  22. Cold WarPawel Pawlikowski
  23. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  24. Minding the GapBing Liu
  25. A Star Is BornBradley Cooper