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.

Philip Concannon: Best Films of 2018

01 January 2019

Philip Concannon: Best Films of 2018

  1. The Other Side of the WindOrson Welles
  2. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  3. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  4. An Elephant Sitting StillHu Bo
  5. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  6. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  7. The Wild BoysBertrand Mandico
  8. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  9. ApostasyDaniel Kokotajlo
  10. The RiderChloé Zhao
  11. Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
  12. The Old Man & the GunDavid Lowery
  13. UpgradeLeigh Whannell
  14. Dead SoulsWang Bing
  15. ShopliftersHirokazu Kore-eda
  16. The House That Jack BuiltLars von Trier
  17. Asako I & IIRyûsuke Hamaguchi
  18. In FabricPeter Strickland
  19. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  20. Too Late to Die YoungDominga Sotomayor
  21. BlindspottingCarlos López Estrada
  22. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  23. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  24. The Queen of FearValeria Bertuccelli and Fabiana Tiscornia
  25. ShirkersSandi Tan