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.

Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012

21 December 2012

Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012, as published by The A.V. Club

[see also 2019, 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011]

  1. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  2. The Turin HorseBéla Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky
  3. The Deep Blue SeaTerence Davies
  4. Holy MotorsLeos Carax
  5. The Loneliest PlanetJulia Loktev
  6. Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson
  7. Once Upon a Time in AnatoliaNuri Bilge Ceylan
  8. Zero Dark ThirtyKathryn Bigelow
  9. The ComedyRick Alverson
  10. AmourMichael Haneke
  11. Goodbye First LoveMia Hansen-Løve
  12. Miss BalaGerardo Naranjo
  13. HaywireSteven Soderbergh
  14. LooperRian Johnson
  15. LincolnSteven Spielberg