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.

Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012

21 December 2012

Kevin B. Lee: 12 Best Films of 2012, as published by Fandor where it’s accompanied by an excellent video essay

[see also 2015, 2014]

  1. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  2. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  3. Let the Bullets FlyJiang Wen
  4. Silver Linings PlaybookDavid O. Russell
  5. Consuming SpiritsChris Sullivan
  6. Neighboring SoundsKleber Mendonça Filho
  7. In the FamilyPatrick Wang
  8. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  9. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  10. The Day He ArrivesHong Sang-soo
  11. A Simple LifeAnn Hui
  12. MeanwhileHal Hartley