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The Best of 2016: IndieWire’s Year in Review Bible

As we look back at the year in culture, keep this page bookmarked to check out our copious Year in Review offerings.

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The Best Films, TV Shows and More of 2016, According to IndieWire’s Staff

As 2016 comes to a close, we’re determining what qualified as the best of the year — but right now, the IndieWire staff tells you what meant the most to us.

2016 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances of the Year According to Over 200 Critics

One film headlined this year’s collection of critic picks, but the full results have even more stories to tell.

The Best Things Said to IndieWire in 2016

Over the course of 2016, IndieWire was lucky enough to talk to some of the industry’s most talented actors, writers, producers and directors. Here’s an epic look back at the highlights.

The Best Movies of 2016, According to IndieWire Critic Eric Kohn

It’s been a strong year for cinema that tackles the uncertainties of modern times. Here are some of the highlights.

The 10 Best Undistributed Movies of 2016

Not every new movie is lucky enough to find its way to theaters. Here’s a look at some of the neglected gems from this year.

2016’s Feminist Features: 6 Ways Women Dominated the Best Movies of the Year

From “Lemonade” to “Jackie,” “La La Land” to “Elle,” and everything in between, 2016 was a standout year for female-facing cinema.

10 Best Films of 2016: IndieWire Awards Editor Anne Thompson Gives Her Picks

Big films, little films, The Revenant Award, and some outstanding performances of the year.

The 16 Biggest and Best Film Breakthroughs of 2016

From “Moonlight” to “The Fits,” Barry Jenkins to Taylor Sheridan, 2016 has launched some of indie film’s biggest rising stars to a new level. Here are our favorites.

The Best TV Posters of 2016

You may not run into these every week at the cineplex, but the best TV posters of 2016 deserve a showcase of their own.

The 20 Best Indie Movie Posters of 2016

From awards darlings like “Moonlight” to indie favorites “The Lobster,” these are the posters that had our eyes popping this year.

The 25 Best Movie Moments of 2016, According to IndieWire Critic David Ehrlich

Our senior film critic picks his 25 favorite films of the year, and highlights their most memorable moments.

The Best Films, TV Shows and More of 2016, According to IndieWire’s Staff

As 2016 comes to a close, we’re determining what qualified as the best of the year — but right now, the IndieWire staff tells you what meant the most to us.

What Is the Best TV Theme Song for a Show Airing in 2016? — IndieWire Critics Survey

Did “Stranger Things” make the cut? From “Luke Cage” to “Kimmy Schmidt,” TV critics select the best theme songs.

The Top 10 TV Shows of 2016

From “American Crime Story” to “Veep,” 2016 honorably extended the golden age of television. These are the best shows of an exceptional year.

‘Togetherness,’ ‘Rectify’ and More: A Tribute to the Canceled & Retired TV of 2016

IndieWire’s Very Good TV Podcast: Many great shows in ended in 2016; some were forced out before their time, while others ended on their own terms. Here, we remember them all once more — at least.

The 25 Best TV Episodes of 2016

Even while just keeping to the scripted television world, we had a tough time narrowing down our favorite installments, from “Veep” to “Atlanta” to “Game of Thrones.”

The Most Shocking TV Moments of 2016

The best of the year’s many surprises and shocks, from “BoJack Horseman” to “Westworld.”

The 12 Best Movie Trailers Of 2016 — Watch

Our first introductions to “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were in two of the year’s most unforgettable film trailers.

The 10 Best Movie Scores of 2016

From “Moonlight” to “Manchester by the Sea,” the movies of 2016 sounded just as good as they looked.

The 15 Most Disappointing TV Shows of 2016

There was a lot of television this year, but the worst shows don’t haunt us. The shows we expected more from do.

The 19 Most Significant Animals on TV in 2016

From “Game of Thrones” and “Fleabag” to “High Maintenance” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” these critters made the most impact on our TVs this year.

The 16 Best Web Series of 2016

“Insecure” and “High Maintenance” are only the beginning. From the scrappy to the Emmy-nominated, 2016 was a banner year for web series.

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