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. Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012
  2. Cinema Scope: Top Ten Films of 2011
  3. David Ehrlich: 25 Best Films of 2011
  4. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  5. Ed Gonzalez: Top 20 Films of 2012
  6. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  7. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  8. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  9. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  10. Eric Kohn: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  11. Richard Brody: 27 Best Movies of 2012
  12. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  13. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  14. Matt Singer: 20 Best Films of 2012
  15. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  16. Peter Bradshaw: 10 Best Films of 2012
  17. Michael Sicinski: Top 12 Films of 2012
  18. Keith Uhlich: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  19. Karina Longworth: Top 10 Films of 2012
  20. Fernando F. Croce: Top 20 Films of 2012
  21. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  22. Sight & Sound Poll: Top 11 Films of 2012
  23. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  24. Matt Prigge: Top 10 Films of 2012
  25. Ben Sachs: 20 Favorite Films of 2012
  26. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  27. Sight & Sound Poll: Best Films of 2011
  28. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  29. Dennis Cooper: 16 Favorite Films of 2012