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.

David Wiegand: 12 Best TV Shows of 2016

David Wiegand: 12 Best TV Shows of 2016, as published by the San Francisco Chronicle

  1. Atlanta
  2. The Night Of
  3. This Is Us
  4. The OA
  5. Westworld
  6. Stranger Things
  7. Speechless
  8. [tie] The Good Place
  9. Insecure
  10. Lady Dynamite
  11. [tie] One Mississippi
  12. The Crown

Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson

Brian Darr: Top Ten Feature Films of 2016, as submitted to the Senses of Cinema poll. See also his list of undistributed and first-screened-in-San Francisco films and a list of 19 short films.

  1. Cameraperson – Kirsten Johnson
  2. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  3. No Home Movie – Chantal Akerman
  4. The Shallows – Jaume Collet-Serra
  5. The Salesman – Asghar Farhadi
  6. The Love Witch – Anna Biller
  7. Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
  8. Elle – Paul Verhoeven
  9. Silence – Martin Scorsese
  10. Nuts! – Penny Lane