This list makes equal room for the lowest hanging Hollywood fruits and art-house fare convinced of its own cultural and artistic importance.
See below for a list of the films that just missed making it onto our list of the best films of 2018, followed by our contributors’ individual ballots.
This year, films were emboldened to be themselves and to follow their creators’ obsessions into increasingly wild-and-wooly places.
This list recognizes games many of us love, but it devotes as much space to ones a few of us are passionate about.
Almost all of these shows—even the most joyfully escapist among them—seemed preoccupied in 2018 with the forces which make us who we are.
So many of 2018’s best albums capture the feeling of trying to keep our heads above water.
Our cultural concerns in 2018 over boundaries, borders, and bottom lines have trickled down into the best songs of the year.
The new list is based on polling nine contributors to the site, some of whom contributed to the original list.
Horror resents platitude, but the good horror film insists on the humanity that’s inextinguishable even by severe atrocity.
These are the films from this millennium that have most shocked us by plumbing our deepest primordial terrors.
This year’s New York Film Festival main slate, the most geographically far-flung in recent memory, features 30 films from 22 different countries.
Now working with lower budgets, Lee has refined his aesthetic into a kind of hothouse poetry of compacted excess.
In honor of Madonna’s 60th birthday, we’ve ranked all 78 of the Queen of Pop’s singles.
These films, the best of 2018 so far, are united not only by their greatness but, with one exception, by their relative obscurity in the pop-art landscape.
We’re taking a look back at Trent Reznor and company’s catalogue and ranking all of their releases from worst to best.
Upon the release of Pixar’s Incredibles 2, we’re counting down the animation studio’s 20 films, from worst to best.
Four years doesn’t sound like a long enough time to justify updating a list, but video games move in bounding strides.
Four years ago—a lifetime in the world of video games—Slant published its list of the 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time.
Guillermo del Toro’s heart beats louder when he allows himself to play, dreaming his own dreams and respecting his heroes enough to sully them.
The festival is rich in contemplations of identity, tradition, and more that straddle the line between truth and fiction.