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.

Desist Film: Best Films of 2018

31 December 2018

Desist Film: Best Films of 2018, extracted from the contributions of a group of cinephiles with "a panorama of tastes"

[see also 2017]

  1. The Image BookJean-Luc Godard
  2. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  3. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  4. The Wolf HouseCristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña
  5. Black MotherKhalik Allah
  6. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  7. Long Day's Journey Into NightBi Gan
  8. The Waldheim WaltzRuth Beckermann
  9. BurningLee Chang-dong
  10. HereditaryAri Aster

    Experimental: our favourites

  1. ALTIPLANOMalena Szlam
  2. BlueApichatpong Weerasethakul
  3. L. CohenJames Benning
  4. Segunda vezDora García
  5. The Grand BizarreJodie Mack