The Krieger List: I On the Arts' Top 2018

Hello, gentle readers! I'm sharing my favorite media of the past year. If it's got a link, it means I wrote about it, except when I'm linking to writing I liked! Enjoy! Dig in!
  • Favorite Movie: Widows, dir. Steve McQueen/Shoplifters, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Runner-Up: Eighth Grade, dir. Bo Burnham
  • Honorable Mentions (alphabetical order): 
  • Notable Movies I Saw in 2018 for the First Time:
    • Face/Off, dir. John Woo (1997)
    • Watchmen (Director's Cut), dir. Zack Snyder (2009)
  • Some movie performances of 2018 I especially liked:
    • Sakura Ando, Shoplifters
    • Jessica Barden, The New Romantic
    • Olivia Cooke, Thoroughbreds
    • Charlie Day, Hotel Artemis
    • Daniel Kaluuya, Widows
    • Rachel McAdams, Game Night
    • Evan Peters, American Animals
  • Favorite Television Show: Killing Eve (BBC America)
  • Runner-Up: The Little Drummer Girl (AMC)
  • Honorable Mentions: 
    • A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
    • Dear White People, season 2 (Netflix)
    • GLOW, season 2 (Netflix)
    • John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous (Netflix)
    • Queer Eye (Netflix)
    • Sharp Objects (HBO)
    • Succession (HBO)
  • Notable Television Shows I Watched in 2018 For the First Time: 
    • GLOW (Netflix) (2017-ongoing)
    • Halt and Catch Fire (in a stunning reversal from my 2014 opinion!) (AMC) (2014-2017)
    • Oh, Hello (Netflix) (2017)
    • One Day at a Time (Netflix) (2017-ongoing)
    • The Americans (FX) (2013-2018)
  • Honorable Mentions: 
  • Notable Books I Read in 2018 For the First Time*: 
    • Authority (Southern Reach Trilogy, #2), Jeff Vandermeer
    • The Idiot (2017), Elif Batuman
    • The Raven Cycle (2012-2016), Maggie Stiefvater
    • The Resurrection of Joan Ashby (2017), Cherise Wolas
    • The Subtle Knife (1997) and The Amber Spyglass (2000), Philip Pullman
    • The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (1995), Haruki Murakami
*I clearly read way more books from other years than from this year. It's not a knock on the books of 2018! I just liked more from previous years... because there were more previous years.
  • Favorite Music: Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe
  • Honorable Mentions: 
    • "2002," Anne-Marie
    • "Fallingwater," Maggie Rogers
    • "Hearts Beat Loud," Keegan DeWitt (from the movie, which I reviewed here)
    • "House of Woodcock," Jonny Greenwood (from the soundtrack for The Phantom Thread)
    • "Shallow," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga (from A Star is Born)
    • "The Other Side," Betty Who
    • "Toy," Netta
    • "What's the Deal with David?" Oh Pep!
  • Notable Music I Listened to in 2018 For the First Time: 
    • "All of You," Betty Who (2014)
    • "Crabbuckit," k-os (2004)
    • Dopamine, BØRNS (2015)
    • "Glory Days," Betty Who (2014) 
    • "Havana," Camila Cabello (2017)
    • "I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman," k-os (2009)
    • Melodrama, Lorde (2017)
    • "No Scrubs," TLC (1999)
    • The End is Not the End, House of Heroes (2008)
    • "The World According to Chris" Carrie the Musical soundtrack (2012)
    • "You Know My Name" (2006), Chris Cornell
    • "You're No Good," Linda Ronstadt (1979)
  • Art/Museum Experience: Tenement Museum Tour and Discussion
  • Runner-Up: Museum of the Moving Image, NYC
Making Room: Housing in a Changing America, National Building Museum, Washington D.C.
Jewish Museum, NYC

Jewish Museum, NYC


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