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.

Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016

Peter Labuza: 15 Favorite Films of 2016 (as posted to Letterboxd and discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

  1. Cameraperson – Kirsten Johnson
  2. O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edelman
  3. Toni Erdmann – Maren Ade
  4. Mountains May Depart – Jia Zhang-ke
  5. Creepy – Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  6. Kill Zone 2 – Soi Cheang
  7. Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
  8. Sixty Six – Lewis Klahr
  9. Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
  10. Allied – Robert Zemeckis
  11. Sully – Clint Eastwood
  12. Hell or High Water – David Mackenzie
  13. Sunset Song – Terence Davies
  14. 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
  15. On Football – Sergio Oksman

Keith Uhlich: 15 Favorite Films of 2016

Keith Uhlich: 15 Best Movies of 2016 (as published at his site and discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

  1. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids – Jonathan Demme
  2. A Quiet Passion – Terence Davies
  3. Knight of Cups – Terrence Malick
  4. [tie] The Neon Demon – Nicolas Winding Refn
  5. The Lost City of Z – James Gray
  6. Ten Mornings, Ten Evenings and One Horizon – Tomonari Nishikawa
  7. The Girlfriend Experience (TV series) – Lodge Kerrigan and Amy Seimetz
  8. The BFG – Steven Spielberg
  9. [tie] Silence – Martin Scorsese
  10. 31 – Rob Zombie
  11. [tie] Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
  12. Certain Women – Kelly Reichardt
  13. [tie] Things to Come – Mia Hansen-Løve
  14. Nocturama – Bertrand Bonello
  15. [tie] The X-Files: Episode “Babylon” – Chris Carter