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.

Lara Zarum: Ten Best TV Shows of 2018

05 January 2019

Lara Zarum: Ten Best TV Shows of 2018, as published by Miami New Times

[see also 2017]

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Americans
  3. Succession
  4. Better Call Saul
  5. Killing Eve
  6. Blue Planet II
  7. High Maintenance
  8. My Brilliant Friend
  9. Glow
  10. Sharp Objects

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2018

05 January 2019

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2018

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

  1. ZamaLucrecia Martel
  2. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  3. If Beale Street Could TalkBarry Jenkins
  4. BurningLee Chang-dong
  5. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  6. First ReformedPaul Schrader
  7. The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel & Ethan Coen
  8. WesternValeska Grisebach
  9. RomaAlfonso Cuaron
  10. Hale County This Morning, This EveningRaMell Ross

Washington Post: 100 Notable Books of 2018

04 January 2019

The Washington Post: 100 Notable Books of 2018, Fiction and Nonfiction

[see also 10 Best Books of 2018, 10 Best Books of 2017, 10 Best Books of 2015]

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

04 January 2019

Maureen Ryan: Top TV Shows of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]

Aisha Harris: Favorite Movies of 2018

04 January 2019

Aisha Harris: Favorite Movies of 2018, as posted to Twitter