Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. End-of-year lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Indiewire: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

Indiewire: 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

  1. BoJack Horseman
  2. Veep
  3. The Americans
  4. Better Call Saul
  5. You’re the Worst
  6. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  7. Atlanta
  8. Rectify
  9. Catastrophe
  10. Mr. Robot

La Internacional Cinéfila Poll: 11 Best Movies of 2016

Elle - Paul Verhoeven

Roger Koza’s La Internacional Cinéfila poll: 11 Best Movies of 2016 (as voted by critics, programmers, festival directors and filmmakers from 28 countries)

  1. Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  2. The Death of Louis XIV – Albert Serra
  3. Aquarius – Kleber Mendonça Filho
  4. Sieranevada – Cristi Puiu
  5. Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade

Honorable Mentions

  • El viento sabe que que vuelvo a casa – José Luis Torres Leiva
  • Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) – Abbas Fahdel
  • The Ornithologist – João Pedro Rodrigues
  • Hermia & Helena – Matías Piñeiro
  • Paterson – Jim Jarmusch
  • Staying Vertical – Alain Guiraudie