Review of the Year

Top Films

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Dunkirk
  3. Mudbound
  4. mother!
  5. Moonlight
  6. The Handmaiden
  7. Jackie
  8. Get Out
  9. The Olive Tree
  10. Hidden Figures

Top TV

  1. Godless
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale
  3. Alias Grace
  4. Top of the Lake: China Girl
  5. The Missing – series 2

Top films seen last year

  1. Blade Runner 2049
  2. Vertigo
  3. Dunkirk
  4. I, Daniel Blake
  5. mother!
  6. Moonlight
  7. The Handmaiden
  8. Mulholland Drive
  9. Blade Runner
  10. Interstellar

Top Albums

  1. Clare Teal, Twelve o’ Clock Tales
  2. Black String, Mask Dance
  3. Bugge Wessltoft, Somewhere in Between
  4. Jenny Hval, Blood Bitch
  5. The Rite of Spring, RLPO – Petrenko
  6. Lewis & Leigh, Ghost
  7. Nadia Reid, Preservation
  8. The National, Sleep Well Beast
  9. Arcade Fire, Everything Now
  10. The Flaming Lips, Oczy Mlody

Top Books

  1. Another Country James Baldwin
  2. Black and British: A Forgotten History, David Olusoga
  3. A Child in Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky
  4. The Game of Our Lives, David Goldblatt
  5. What Man Is, David Szalay
  6. Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Have Cornered Culture and What It Means For All Of Us, Jonathan Taplin
  7. The Filter Bubble, Eli Pariser
  8. A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson
  9. Everybody Brave Will Be Forgiven, Clive Cleave
  10. Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

Top live

  1. Cambridge Folk Festival
  2. Koyaanisqaatsi, GoGo Penguin, Howard Assembly Room – Leeds
  3. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrenko – Town Hall, Leeds
  4. Maarja Nuut, Howard Assembly Rooms – Leeds
  5. Leila Josefowicz and John Novacek, Howard Assembly Room – Leeds
  6. Skylight, David Hare – Theatr Clywd, Mold
  7. Lisa O’Neill, The Brudenell Social Club – Burley
  8. Pixels Ensemble – Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds
  9. Janacek and Mascagni ‘Little Greats’ – Opera North – Leeds
  10. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards – The Live Room, Saltaire

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