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.

Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017

Ctrl - SZA

Raisa Bruner: Top 10 Albums of 2017 (as published by Time)

  1. SZA – Ctrl
  2. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
  3. Perfume Genius – No Shape
  4. Khalid – American Teen
  5. Lorde – Melodrama
  6. Harry Styles – Harry Styles
  7. Kesha – Rainbow
  8. The xx – I See You
  9. Taylor Swift – reputation
  10. LCD Soundsystem – american dream

Honorable Mentions

  • JAY-Z – 4:44
  • Kelly Clarkson – Meaning of Life
  • Ed Sheeran – ÷
  • Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
  • Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me

Peter Labuza: Favorite Films of 2017

Peter Labuza: Favorite Films of 2017 (as discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return – David Lynch
  2. Ex Libris: New York Public Library – Frederick Wiseman
  3. Rat Film – Theo Anthony
  4. Good Time – Ben Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  5. The Work – Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldous
  6. [tie] Nathan for You: Finding Frances – Nathan Fielder

Keith Uhlich: Favorite Films of 2017

Keith Uhlich: Favorite Films of 2017 (as discussed on The Cinephiliacs)

  1. Twin Peaks: The Return – David Lynch
  2. Song to Song – Terrence Malick
  3. First Reformed – Paul Schrader
  4. Call Me by Your Name – Luca Guadagnino
  5. [tie] BPM (Beats Per Minute) – Robin Campillo
  6. Mosaic – Steven Soderbergh