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

Daniella Shreir: Best Feminist Movies of 2018

31 December 2018

Daniella Shreir: Best Feminist Movies of 2018, as published by i-D

Mick LaSalle: Best Movies of 2018

29 December 2018

Mick LaSalle: Best Movies of 2018, as published by The San Francisco Chronicle

  1. Vox LuxBrady Corbet
  2. DisobedienceSebastián Lelio
  3. The OathIke Barinholtz
  4. BlindspottingCarlos López Estrada
  5. Mission: Impossible – FalloutChristopher McQuarrie
  6. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  7. Green BookPeter Farrelly
  8. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  9. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  10. Crazy Rich AsiansJon M. Chu

Siddhant Adlakha: 20 Best Films of 2018 Born from the Asian Diaspora

29 December 2018

Siddhant Adlakha: 20 Best Films of 2018 Born from the Asian Diaspora, as published by Polygon

Josh Larsen: Top Ten Films of 2018

28 December 2018

Josh Larsen: Top Ten Films of 2018, as posted at Larsen on Film and discussed on Filmspotting

  1. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  2. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  3. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  4. Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley
  5. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  6. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  7. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  8. Game NightJohn Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
  9. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross
  10. Leave No TraceDebra Granik

Adam Kempenaar: Top 10 Films of 2018

28 December 2018

Adam Kempenaar: Top 10 Films of 2018, as discussed on Filmspotting

  1. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  2. Minding the GapBing Liu
  3. The RiderChloé Zhao
  4. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  5. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  6. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  7. BlacKkKlansmanSpike Lee
  8. Isle of DogsWes Anderson
  9. Can You Ever Forgive Me?Marielle Heller
  10. The Death of StalinArmando Iannucci