Review of the year

Top films

  1. Roma
  2. Disobedience
  3. Shoplifters
  4. The Shape of Water
  5. A Fantastic Woman
  6. Cold War
  7. Annihilation
  8. BlackKklansman
  9. The Other Side of the Wind
  10. The Hate U Give

Top TV

  1. The Bridge – series 4
  2. Come Home
  3. Wanderlust
  4. Press
  5. Black Earth Rising
  6. McMafia
  7. The City and the City
  8. Hidden
  9. The Plague
  10. Bodyguard

Top films seen last year

  1. Roma
  2. Our Little Sister
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. Children of Men
  5. Pan’s Labyrinth
  6. Disobedient
  7. Night Train
  8. Shoplifters
  9. The Sound of Fury
  10. Panic in the Streets

Top Albums

  1. Bruckner: Symphony 8, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – Jansons
  2. Remain in Light, Angelique Kidjo
  3. Belem and the Meckanics, Belem and the Meckanics
  4. Sviridov: Canticles & Prayers, Latvian Radio Choir – Klava
  5. The Invisible Comes to Us, Anna and Elizabeth
  6. J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984
  7. Nodding Terms, Ketan Bhatti
  8. Violin Muse, Madeleine Mitchell; Nigel Clayton; Cerys Jones; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; Edwin Outwater
  9. Rautavaara: Works for cello, Tanja Tetzlaff, Gunilla Süssmann
  10. Welcome Strangers, Modern Studies

Top Books

  1. At Hawthorn Time, Melissa Harrison
  2. America City, Chris Beckett
  3. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People, Reni Eddo-Lodge
  4. Lament for the Fallen, Gavin Chait
  5. A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams
  6. Journey’s End, RC Sheriff
  7. Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker
  8. Golden Hill, Francis Spufford
  9. The Underground Railway, Colson Whitehead
  10. Tightrope, Simon Mawer

Top live

  1. Natalie Merchant – King’s Hall, Ilkley
  2. Anna and Elizabeth, Howard Assembly Rooms – Leeds
  3. A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams, Theatr Clwyd – Mold
  4. Tchaikovsky/Korngold/Mussorgsky, RLPO – Petrenko, Town Hall
  5. Birds of Chicago – The Live Room, Saltaire
  6. Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings – Victoria Hall, Saltaire
  7. Life in Motion: Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman – Tate, Liverpool
  8. Orchestra of Opera North – Dalia Stasevska – Town Hall, Leeds
  9. SeaLegacy/Turning the Tide, Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeir, Fotografiska – Stockholm
  10. Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra – Michale Balke – Concert Hall
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