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. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  2. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  3. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  4. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  5. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  6. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  7. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  8. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  9. Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  10. Wesley Morris: Top 25 Movies of 2012
  11. Karina Longworth: Top 10 Films of 2012
  12. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  13. David Fear: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  14. Scott Foundas: 10 Best Films of 2012
  15. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  16. Little White Lies: Top 10 Films of 2012
  17. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  18. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  19. Lisa Schwarzbaum: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  20. Vince Mancini: 7 Best Films of 2012
  21. Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  22. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  23. Ben Sachs: 20 Favorite Films of 2012
  24. Cinema Scope: Top 15 Films of 2012
  25. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  26. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  27. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  28. Manohla Dargis: Top 36 Movies of 2012
  29. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  30. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  31. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2012
  32. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  33. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  34. J Hoberman: 12 Best Films of 2012
  35. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  36. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012