Hello, I see we’ve had one of these for the music board for a few weeks. Think it’s about time we had one in place for film/book/tv lists
read nearly 50 books this year and none of them were from 2016. where do people get their recommendations?
last years lists?
personally waiting for the only one I pay any attention to (John Waters’ in artforum)
More Guardian book lists here
Also, Cahiers du cinéma’s top 10:
- Toni Erdmann, directed by Maren Ade
- Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven
- The Neon Demon, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
- Aquarius, directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho
- Ma Loute/Slack Bay, directed by Bruno Dumont
- Julieta, directed by Pedro Almodóvar
- Rester Vertical/Staying Vertical, directed by Alain Guiraudie
- La ley del mercado, directed by Stéphane Brizé
- Carol, directed by Todd Haynes
- Le bois dont les rêves sont faits, directed by Claire Simon
Wrong link for the Guardian:
Krisha was meant to be out here today, but doesn’t actually appear to be screening anywhere! =(
yeah i suppose carol was the best if it can be counted as this year
it was last year
annoys me a bit when people release lists where none of the films have been released yet
NY Times’ 10 Best Books of 2016
• The Association of Small Bombs By Karan Mahajan
• The North Water By Ian McGuire
• The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead
• The Vegetarian By Han Kang. Translated by Deborah Smith.
• War and Turpentine By Stefan Hertmans. Translated by David McKay.
• At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails By Sarah Bakewell
• Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right By Jane Mayer
• Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City By Matthew Desmond
• In the Darkroom By Susan Faludi
• The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between By Hisham Matar
NPR have a big interactive guide, too