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.

E. Ce Miller: 12 Best Poetry Collections of 2016

E. Ce Miller: 12 Best Poetry Collections of 2016 (as published by Bustle)

  • Look – Solmaz Sharif
  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds – Ocean Vuong
  • Measures of Expatriation – Vahni Capildeo
  • The Performance of Becoming Human – Daniel Borzutzky
  • Falling Awake – Alice Oswald
  • Let Them Eat Chaos – Kate Tempest
  • Bestiary – Donika Kelly
  • American Anger: An Evidentiary – H.L. Hix
  • Rapture – Sjohnna McCray
  • Sunshine – Melissa Lee-Houghton
  • Violet Energy Ingots – Hoa Nguyen
  • The Remedies – Katharine Towers

Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016

Cameraperson - Kirsten Johnson

Nictate: Top 11 Films of 2016 (as posted to Letterboxd)

  1. Cameraperson – Kirsten Johnson
  2. The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos
  3. Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
  4. Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
  5. Knight of Cups – Terrence Malick
  6. A Bigger Splash – Luca Guadagnino
  7. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  8. Café Society – Woody Allen
  9. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  10. The Handmaiden – Park Chan-wook
  11. Elle – Paul Verhoeven