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.
  1. Tom Shone: 10 Best Films of 2012
  2. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  3. Richard Corliss: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  4. David Thomson: 5 Best Movies of 2012
  5. Kenneth Turan: Top 10+ Films of 2012
  6. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  7. Stephen Holden: Top 11 Films of 2012
  8. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  9. Owen Gleiberman: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  10. David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012
  11. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  12. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  13. Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  14. Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  15. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  16. John Waters: 10 Best Films of 2012
  17. Lisa Schwarzbaum: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  18. Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  19. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  20. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  21. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  22. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  23. Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Films of 2012
  24. Dan Sallitt: Favorite 18 Films of 2012
  25. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  26. Amy Taubin: Top 10 Films of 2012
  27. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  28. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2012
  29. Little White Lies: Top 10 Films of 2012
  30. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  31. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  32. David Fear: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  33. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  34. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  35. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  36. Empire: 20 Best Films of 2012
  37. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2012