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Critics Best & Worst Lists

Best & Worst 2008 TV episodes: Best & worst of 2008
Dec 24, 2008

EW's TV writers on the most -- and least -- rewarding time they spent in front of the tube this year

Best and Worst 2008 15 great performances in '08
Dec 23, 2008

Beyonce, Heath Ledger, the women of ''Mad Men,'' and more who created the most celebrated work of the year

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks Games: Best & worst of 2008
by Jeff Jensen | Dec 19, 2008

Jeff Jensen rates ''LittleBigPlanet,'' ''Rock Band 2,'' and ''Wii Fit'' among the year's best

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks Stage: Best & worst of 2008
by Melissa Rose Bernardo | Dec 18, 2008

EW's critic ranks ''Billy Elliot,'' ''In the Heights,'' and ''Black Watch'' among the year's best

Best & Worst 2008 Style: Best (and worst) of 2008
by Leah Greenblatt, Tim Stack | Dec 21, 2008

Leah Greenblatt and Tim Stack pick red-carpet, TV, and movie fashion made to impress (and who looked a mess)

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks Books: Best fiction of 2008
by Jennifer Reese | Dec 17, 2008

EW's critic ranks ''American Wife,'' ''The Tale of Edgar Sawtelle,'' and ''Say You're One of Them'' among the year's best

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks Books: Best non-fiction of 2008
by Jennifer Reese | Dec 18, 2008

EW's critic ranks ''The Night of the Gun,'' ''Comfort,'' and ''Beautiful Boy'' among the year's best

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks Books: 5 worst of 2008
by Tina Jordan, Kate Ward | Dec 18, 2008

EW critics rank ''The Gargoyle,'' ''Chasing Harry Winston,'' and ''Bright Shiny Morning'' among the year's worst

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks 10 best movie DVDs of 2008
by Ken Tucker | Dec 17, 2008

EW's critic ranks ''Iron Man,'' ''The Films of Budd Boetticher,'' and ''Road House'' among the year's best

Best and Worst 2008: Critics' Picks The best and worst TV DVDs of 2008
by Ken Tucker | Dec 17, 2008

EW's critic ranks ''M Squad,'' ''Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,'' and ''Battlestar Galactica'' among the year's best.

Photo Gallery TV: Best & worst of '08
by Ken Tucker | Dec 16, 2008

Ken Tucker rates ''Mad Men,'' ''Fringe,'' and a trio of late shows among year's best. Plus: Five worst he saw

Photo Gallery 'HIMYM' cast in 'The Best of 2008'
by Whitney Pastorek | Dec 17, 2008

Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Cobie Smulders, and Neil Patrick Harris reenact key moments

Photo Gallery 10 Best Films of 2008: Lisa Schwarzbaum's Picks
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 16, 2008

EW critic ranks a Ben Stiller comedy, a stunning Katrina doc, and an animated robot among the year's best. Plus: Her picks for the five worst

Photo Gallery 10 Best Films of 2008: Owen Gleiberman's Picks
by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 16, 2008

EW critic ranks a French thriller, a Coen Brothers caper, and a revived Mickey Rourke among the year's best. Plus: His picks for the five worst

Photo Gallery 10 Best CDs of 2008: Leah Greenblatt's Picks
by Leah Greenblatt | Dec 16, 2008

EW critic ranks Bon Iver, MGMT and Santogold among the year's best. Plus: Her list of the five worst albums of the year

Photo Gallery 10 Best CDs of 2008: Chris Willman's Picks
by Chris Willman | Dec 16, 2008

EW critic ranks TV on the Radio, Jonas Borthers and Q-Tip among the year's best. Plus: His list of the five worst albums of the year

Photo Gallery 10 Best Singles of 2008
by Leah Greenblatt, Simon Vozick-Levinson | Dec 17, 2008

EW critics rank Pink, Leona Lewis and Usher among the year's best. Plus: Their picks for the five worst tracks of the past 12 months

Photo Gallery Stephen King: 10 best movies of '08
by Stephen King | Dec 10, 2008

Some films challenge us; some star Jason Statham. Grab some popcorn as King salutes his faves

Best & Worst 2008 Music and style: Best/worst of '08
by Margeaux Watson, Tim Stack | Nov 24, 2008

Who rocked the fashion world, and who hit sour sartorial notes? We cheer 10 high notes and razz five lows

Best & Worst 2008: Photo Gallery 10 most stylish movie roles of '08
by Adam Markovitz | Nov 24, 2008

From runway-style glamour to period-drama panache, the big screen was awash in gorgeous costumes

Best & Worst TV's most stylish characters of '08
by Tanner Stransky | Dec 02, 2008

The best sparkled with cutting-edge couture; the worst offended with disastrous duds (j'accuse, '90210'!)

The Pop of King Stephen King: 10 best CDs of '08
by Stephen King | Nov 26, 2008

It's the top of the Pop of King: See where he ranks Al Green, AC/DC, and Coldplay, plus his (tie) for No. 1

Best & Worst 2008: Photo Gallery Stephen King: Best books of '08
by Stephen King | Dec 04, 2008

Thrills, chills, narrative mastery -- our columnist's top picks to replace movie night

Legacies 2008

Legacies '08: Photo Gallery Legacies '08: Stars pay tribute
Dec 19, 2008

Martin Scorsese remembers Paul Newman; Mel Gibson remembers Heath Ledger; and many more

Legacy Paul Newman: His best movies
by Mark Harris | Dec 03, 2008

From 1956 through 2006, the versatile actor performed in some 60 movies. Here's a look back at the gems from a half-century career in film

Photo Gallery Heath Ledger: Before 'Dark Knight'
by Marc Bernardin | Jul 18, 2008

Remembering the key performances that form the late actor's legacy, now crowned by his role as the Joker

Photo Gallery Charlton Heston's best roles
Apr 06, 2008

Equally adept at playing roles big (Moses, El Cid, Ben-Hur) and small, the late, Oscar-winning actor left behind an impressive body of work

Legacy: Photo Gallery George Carlin: 20 career milestones
Jun 23, 2008

Remembering his greatest hits, including TV, albums, books, and those naughty ''Seven Words''

Legacy Bernie Mac: 15 roles to remember
by Marc Bernardin, Wook Kim | Aug 09, 2008

Recalling the late actor-comedian's onscreen legacy, from the ''Original Kings of Comedy'' to ''Ocean's''

Legacy Anthony Minghella: A filmography
by Marc Bernardin | Mar 18, 2008

The late Oscar-winning writer-director of ''The English Patient'' leaves behind a small but vibrant body of work

Photo Gallery Isaac Hayes: 17 career milestones
by Chris Willman | Aug 13, 2008

R&B legend's career led him all over the pop-culture map -- from soul man to action hero to Chef

Legacy Sydney Pollack's film legacy
by Joshua Rich | May 26, 2008

Director. Actor. Producer. Through the years in pictures with the late, great, jack-of-all-trades filmmaker

Photo Gallery Michael Crichton: A filmography
by Marc Bernardin, Wook Kim | Nov 05, 2008

The late author's gift for page-turning thrillers like ''Jurassic Park'' made him a go-to guy in Hollywood

Legacy Stan Winston: 26 career milestones
by Marc Bernardin, Wook Kim | Jun 16, 2008

''Terminator,'' ''Jurassic Park,'' ''Iron Man'' -- celebrate the late visual-effects whiz's legacy