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. Owen Gleiberman: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  2. Stephen Holden: Top 11 Films of 2012
  3. J.R. Jones: 22 Favorite Movies of 2012
  4. David Edelstein: Top Ten Movies of 2012
  5. Lisa Schwarzbaum: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  6. Nick Schager: Top 20 Films of 2012
  7. Michael Phillips: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  8. Huffington Post: 30+ Best Movies of 2012
  9. Sean Burns: Top 10 Films of 2012
  10. A.O. Scott: 25 Favorite Films of 2012
  11. Joshua Rothkopf: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  12. Bilge Ebiri: Top 20 Films of 2012
  13. Tom Shone: 10 Best Films of 2012
  14. Ty Burr: Top 26 Movies of 2012
  15. David Fear: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  16. Cahiers du Cinéma: Top Ten Films of 2013
  17. Steven D. Greydanus: Top 30 Films of 2012
  18. Kristopher Tapley: Top 10 Films of 2012
  19. Ben Kenigsberg: 10 Best Movies of 2012
  20. Andrew O’Hehir: 20 Best Movies of 2012
  21. Glenn Kenny: 25 Best Films of 2012
  22. Village Voice Film Poll: Best Films of 2012
  23. IndieWire Poll: Top 50 Films of 2012
  24. Film Comment: 50 Best Films of 2012
  25. Reverse Shot: 10 Best Films of 2012
  26. Noel Murray: 15 Best Films of 2012
  27. L Magazine: 25 Best Films of 2012
  28. A.V. Club: 20 Best Films of 2012
  29. Scott Tobias: 15 Best Films of 2012
  30. Slant: 25 Best Films of 2012
  31. Les Inrocks: 20 Best Films of 2013