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  • Screen painting: Randall Wright on his portrait of David Hockney

    With its access to David Hockney’s personal video collection, Randall Wright’s intimate study reveals “a more complex and serious” version of the famous British artist, he tells Michael Brooke.

    Michael Brooke
    Friday 28 November 2014

    Interviews

  • The best films of 2014

    The best films of the year – the overground, the underground, the widely released and the still emerging, from oldtimers and first-timers – as chosen by 112 of our international contributors and colleagues.

    Sight & Sound contributors
    Friday 28 November 2014

    Annual round-ups

  • Why I love … X the Unknown

    Curator Vic Pratt remembers the gothic chills and gloopy monster effects of Hammer sci-fi classic X the Unknown, in which an ancient horror emerges from the Scottish moorland with a hunger for radioactivity.

    Vic Pratt
    Friday 28 November 2014

    Features

  • 10 things we learned from Keir Dullea’s reddit AMA

    You put your questions to 2001: A Space Odyssey star Keir Dullea during a reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), and this is what we found out.

    Eleni Stefanou
    Thursday 27 November 2014

    Features

  • British TV drama versus the world

    Is the UK television drama finally back to doing what it does best? Nick Edwards reports.

    Nick Edwards
    Thursday 27 November 2014

    Features

  • 10 great British sci-fi films

    As Stanley Kubrick’s spectacular epic 2001: A Space Odyssey returns to cinemas nationwide, we fly the flag for homegrown science fiction with a list of 10 of the best British sci-fi movies.

    John Oliver
    Thursday 27 November 2014

    Lists

  • Film of the week: Concerning Violence

    Göran Hugo Olsson builds on The Black Power Mixtape with a richly dialectical archive essay intertwining Frantz Fanon’s writings on colonial violence and two decades of African liberation struggles. Ashley Clark looks on admiringly.

    Ashley Clark
    Thursday 27 November 2014

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Under the Skin director Jonathan Glazer awarded Wellcome Trust and BFI Screenwriting Fellowship

    The British director of Sexy Beast and Under the Skin has been awarded a Fellowship worth £30,000 and gives access to exciting scientific and health research.

    Thursday 27 November 2014

    Announcements

  • Artists and documentary: up close and personal with Hockney

    Home movies and diary readings make Randall Wright’s new David Hockney film a wonderful, intimate look at the life of a great artist, and one of a number of recent documentaries that have given us unique access to the fire of artistic creation.

    Georgia Korossi
    Thursday 27 November 2014

    Features

  • Inside Afrofuturism: a sonic companion

    From Sun Ra and Public Enemy to Flying Lotus and Janelle Monáe, black musicians have adapted the themes and iconography of science fiction to imagine alternative black realities. Take a trip through the weird and wonderful world of Afrofuturism with our musical guide.

    Ashley Clark
    Wednesday 26 November 2014

    Features

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