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. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  2. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  3. Michael Sicinski: Top 12 Films of 2012
  4. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  5. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2012
  6. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  7. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2012
  8. Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  9. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2012
  10. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  11. Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  12. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  13. Jonathan Marlow: Top Ten Films of 2012
  14. Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Films of 2012
  15. Miriam Bale: Top 10 Films of 2012
  16. Karina Longworth: Top 10 Films of 2012
  17. Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012
  18. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  19. Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2012
  20. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  21. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  22. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  23. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  24. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  25. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  26. Little White Lies: Top 10 Films of 2012
  27. Darren Hughes: 10 Best Films of 2012
  28. Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  29. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  30. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  31. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  32. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  33. Ben Sachs: 20 Favorite Films of 2012
  34. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  35. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  36. Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  37. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  38. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  39. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  40. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  41. Matt Prigge: Top 10 Films of 2012
  42. Empire: 20 Best Films of 2012
  43. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012