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.

Lydia Ogwang: Top 13 Films of 2018

02 January 2019

Lydia Ogwang: Top 13 Films of 2018, as submitted to the annual collection of Lists Curated by Toronto Film Review

[see also 2017]

  1. DriftHelena Wittmann
  2. Fainting SpellsSky Hopinka
  3. The Nucleus of the Great UnionThe Otolith Group
  4. Minding the GapBing Liu
  5. ALTIPLANOMalena Szlam
  6. DiamantinoGabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt
  7. L. CohenJames Benning
  8. TransitChristian Petzold
  9. The Image You MissedDonal Foreman
  10. Personal ProblemsBill Gunn
  11. Monrovia, IndianaFrederick Wiseman
  12. CaballerangoJuan Pablo González
  13. My First Film [live]Zia Anger

Carlos Lozada: Best Books of 2018

02 January 2019

Carlos Lozada: Best Books of 2018, as posted by PBS

Ann Patchett: Best Books of 2018

02 January 2019

Ann Patchett: Best Books of 2018, as posted by PBS

Another Gaze: Top Ten Films by Women in 2018

01 January 2019

Another Gaze: Top Ten Films by Women in 2018, as posted to Twitter along with a list of under-released, under-appreciated films

[see also 2017]

  1. Happy as LazzaroAlice Rohrwacher
  2. Madeline’s MadelineJosephine Decker
  3. Summer 1993Carla Simón
  4. ShirkersSandi Tan
  5. Let the Sunshine InClaire Denis
  6. Private LifeTamara Jenkins
  7. The Miseducation of Cameron PostDesiree Akhavan
  8. The RiderChloé Zhao
  9. Leave No TraceDebra Granik
  10. WajibAnnemarie Jacir

Karina Longworth: Some 2018 Releases I Liked

01 January 2019

Karina Longworth: Some 2018 Releases I Liked, as posted to Twitter

[see also 2017, 2014, 2012, 2011]