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.

Nicole Brenez: Top Films of the 2010s

05 January 2020

Nicole Brenez: Top Films of the 2010s, as submitted to the collection of Lists Curated by Toronto Film Review

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Miriam Bale: Best Films of the Decade

05 January 2020

Miriam Bale: Best Films of the Decade, as posted to Twitter, in no particular order

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012]

Anthony Frame: 10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed

05 January 2020

Anthony Frame: 10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed, as published by Chicago Review of Books

Darren Hughes: Favorite Films of the 2010s

04 January 2020

Darren Hughes: Favorite Films of the 2010s, as posted to Letterboxd, listed alphabetically

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012]

Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade

04 January 2020

Jordan Ruimy: The 25 Best Movies of the Decade, as posted at World of Reel

  1. The Tree of LifeTerrence Malick
  2. The MasterPaul Thomas Anderson
  3. Under the SkinJonathan Glazer
  4. MargaretKenneth Lonergan
  5. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past LivesApichatpong Weerasethakul
  6. DogtoothYorgos Lanthimos
  7. A SeparationAsghar Farhadi
  8. O.J.: Made in AmericaEzra Edelman
  9. CarolTodd Haynes
  10. The Wolf of Wall StreetMartin Scorsese
  11. HerSpike Jonze
  12. Inside Llewyn DavisJoel & Ethan Coen
  13. This is Not a FilmJafar Panahi & Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
  14. Son of SaulLászló Nemes
  15. The Social NetworkDavid Fincher
  16. The FavouriteYorgos Lanthimos
  17. Black SwanDarren Aronofsky
  18. 12 Years a SlaveSteve McQueen
  19. Mad Max: Fury RoadGeorge Miller
  20. The Florida ProjectSean Baker
  21. Phantom ThreadPaul Thomas Anderson
  22. Get OutJordan Peele
  23. NocturamaBertrand Bonello
  24. MelancholiaLars von Trier
  25. Holy MotorsLeos Carax

Robin Hilton: Best Albums of 2019

04 January 2020

Robin Hilton: Best Albums of 2019, as posted by NPR

[see also 2017]

  1. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  2. Lana Del ReyNorman Fucking Rockwell!
  3. Holly HerndonPROTO
  4. MicrowaveDeath is a Warm Blanket
  5. Ada Leawhat we say in private
  6. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  7. Tiny RuinsOlympic Girls
  8. Great GrandpaFour of Arrows
  9. Molly SarléKaraoke Angel
  10. Kate DavisTrophy

Bob Boilen: Best Albums of 2019

04 January 2020

Bob Boilen: Best Albums of 2019, as posted by NPR

[see also 2018, 2017, 2011]

  1. Big ThiefTwo Hands
  2. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  3. Angel OlsenAll Mirrors
  4. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  5. Aldous HardingDesigner
  6. LankumThe Livelong Day
  7. Mdou MoctarIlana (The Creator)
  8. Kate DavisTrophy
  9. Joan ShelleyLike the River Loves the Sea
  10. The Good OnesRwanda, You Should Be Loved

Ann Powers: Favorite Albums of 2019

04 January 2020

Ann Powers: Favorite Albums of 2019, as posted by NPR

[see also 2017, 2016, 2011]

  1. Angel Bat DawidThe Oracle
  2. Adia VictoriaSilences
  3. MerebaThe Jungle Is the Only Way Out
  4. MekonsDeserted
  5. Philip BaileyLove Will Find a Way
  6. Jazzmeia HornLove and Liberation
  7. Hiss Golden MessengerTerms of Surrender
  8. Matthew HalsallOneness
  9. Erin EnderlinFaulkner County
  10. Joe HenryThe Gospel According to Water

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2019

04 January 2020

Reverse Shot: Best Films of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2011]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  3. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  4. AtlanticsMati Diop
  5. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  6. TransitChristian Petzold
  7. A Hidden LifeTerrence Malick
  8. High LifeClaire Denis
  9. Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma
  10. Once Upon a Time... in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino

Mallory Andrews: Best Films of 2019

03 January 2020

Mallory Andrews: Best Films of 2019, as posted to Letterboxd

[see also 2018, 2017]

  1. The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
  2. Uncut GemsBen Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  3. ParasiteBong Joon-ho
  4. High LifeClaire Denis
  5. The SouvenirJoanna Hogg
  6. The FarewellLulu Wang
  7. Apollo 11Todd Douglas Miller
  8. Little WomenGreta Gerwig
  9. The Hottest AugustBrett Story
  10. Ad AstraJames Gray