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. Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Films of 2012
  2. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  3. Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  4. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  5. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  6. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  7. Karina Longworth: Top 10 Films of 2012
  8. Jaime Christley: 15 Favorite Films of 2012
  9. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  10. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  11. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  12. Matt Prigge: Top 10 Films of 2012
  13. Miriam Bale: Top 10 Films of 2012
  14. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  15. Michael Sicinski: Top 12 Films of 2012
  16. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  17. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2012
  18. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  19. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  20. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  21. Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  22. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  23. Empire: 20 Best Films of 2012
  24. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  25. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  26. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  27. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  28. J Hoberman: 12 Best Films of 2012
  29. Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2012
  30. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  31. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  32. Ben Sachs: 20 Favorite Films of 2012
  33. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2012
  34. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  35. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012