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. John Waters: 10 Best Films of 2012
  2. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  3. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  4. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  5. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  6. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  7. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  8. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  9. David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012
  10. Matt Prigge: Top 10 Films of 2012
  11. Mike D’Angelo: 15 Best Films of 2012
  12. Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012
  13. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  14. Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  15. Jonathan Rosenbaum: Top 10 Films of 2012
  16. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  17. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  18. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  19. Dan Sallitt: Favorite 18 Films of 2012
  20. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  21. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  22. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  23. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012