Review of the year

Top 20 film/TV released this year

  1. Under the Skin
  2. Interstellar
  3. Pride
  4. 12 Years a Slave
  5. Borgen – series 3
  6. The Bridge – series 2
  7. The Missing – series 1
  8. Masters of Sex – series 1
  9. Gloria
  10. Fargo – series 1
  11. The Imitation Game
  12. The Trip to Italy
  13. Episodes – series 2
  14. Generation War: Our Mothers and Fathers
  15. The 7:39
  16. ‘71
  17. Locke
  18. The Riot Club
  19. Salting the Battlefield
  20. Turks and Caicos

Films seen last year

  1. I Am Cuba
  2. Children of Men
  3. Chronicle of a Summer
  4. Under the Skin
  5. Ivan’s Childhood
  6. Even the Rain
  7. Interstellar
  8. Pride
  9. 12 Years a Slave
  10. Ballad of a Soldier

Books of the Year

  1. Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch, Nick Davies
  2. The Circle, David Eggers
  3. Houseboy, Ferdinand Oyono
  4. The People’s Platform, Astra Taylor
  5. Autobiography, Morrissey
  6. Orfeo, Richard Powers
  7. A Quiet Flame, Phillip Kerr
  8. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  9. Blockbusters, Anita Elberse
  10. The Martian, Andrew Weir

Albums of the year

  1. Alela Diane, About Farewell
  2. Natalie Merchant, Natalie Merchant
  3. Alt J, This Is All Yours
  4. GoGo Penguin, v2.0
  5. Schubert: ‘Death and the Maiden’, Paavel Haas Qt.
  6. Britten: War Requiem, Paul McCreesh
  7. Tamikrest, Chatma
  8. Phronesis, Life to Everything
  9. Polar Bear, In Each and Every One
  10. Young Fathers, Dead

Live events

  1. Turner & the Sea – National Maritime Museum
  2. Halle Orch, Viktoria Mullova, Mark Elder, Town Hall – Leeds
  3. Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis (Artsbridge)
  4. Bellowhead and The Moulettes, Victoria Theatre – Halifax
  5. Orch of Opera North – van Steen, Town Hall, Leeds
  6. Nina Murdoch – Marlborough Gallery
  7. Philip Henry and Hannah Martin, Caroline Social Club – Saltaire
  8. Only in England– Toby Ray-Jones, National Media Museum, Bradford
  9. Roddy Woomble, Caroline Social Club – Saltaire
  10. Jakub Hrusa’s Czech series II – Royal Festival Hall
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