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The best of 2020

The best video essays of 2020

A year of physical separation and isolation was, not coincidentally, a year of unprecedented outreach and collaboration amongst the artists, critics and scholars at work in the burgeoning form of the video essay. Our poll of 42 of those essayists highlights 170 recommendations.

By Ariel Avissar, Cydnii Wilde Harris and others

The best video essays of 2020
The best of 2020

The best television series of 2020

By James Bell

The best television series of 2020
The best of 2020

The best films of 2020 – all the votes

The best films of 2020 – all the votes
The best of 2020

The 50 best films of 2020

The 50 best films of 2020
The best of 2020

The best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2020

The best Blu-rays and DVDs of 2020
Polls

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
Polls

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Polls

How we made the Greatest Films of All Time poll

By Nick James

How we made the Greatest Films of All Time poll
Polls

An A-Z of the 2010s in film

By Nick Bradshaw, Pamela Hutchinson and others

An A-Z of the 2010s in film
Polls

The best video essays of 2019

The best video essays of 2019
Polls

The best TV series of 2019

By James Bell, Isabel Stevens and others

The best TV series of 2019
Polls

The best films of 2019 – all the votes

The best films of 2019 – all the votes
Polls

The 50 best films of 2019

The 50 best films of 2019
Polls

The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2019

The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2019
Polls

The best video essays of 2018

The best video essays of 2018
Polls

The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2018

The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2018
Polls

The 40 best films of 2018

The 40 best films of 2018
Polls

Vertigo rises: the greatest film of all time?

Vertigo rises: the greatest film of all time?
Polls

The best video essays of 2017

By Kevin B. Lee

The best video essays of 2017
Polls

The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2017

The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2017
Polls

The best documentaries of 2016: cinematic nonfiction in the year of nonfact

By Robert Greene

The best documentaries of 2016: cinematic nonfiction in the year of nonfact
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The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016

The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016
Polls

The best indie animation of 2016

By Chris Robinson, Alex Dudok de Wit and others

The best indie animation of 2016
Polls

The best films of 2016

The best films of 2016
Polls

The films of 2007

The films of 2007
Polls

2010 in review: The full poll

2010 in review: The full poll
Polls

The best indie animation of 2015

By Alex Dudok de Wit, Chris Robinson and others

The best indie animation of 2015
Polls

The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2015

The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2015
Polls

The 20 best films of 2015

The 20 best films of 2015
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