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  • Raise a gin and Dubonnet to Powell & Pressburger’s “I Know Where I’m Going!” at 70

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s mystical romance “I Know Where I’m Going!” premiered 70 years ago, on 16 November 1945. In its honour, we’re making its heroine’s favourite tipple…

    Nathalie Morris
    Monday 16 November 2015

    Features

  • 14 romantic books and films

    The BFI and HarperCollins are running a free virtual festival to celebrate romantic film and literature. If you love books, films and love, make sure you read these 14 wonderful books.

    Friday 13 November 2015

    Lists

  • Penelope Houston’s journals

    Some observations by the late Penelope Houston, extracted from issues of Sight & Sound, which she edited from 1956 to 1990. Originally compiled in our Winter 90/91 issue to mark her retirement from the magazine.

    Penelope Houston
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Features

  • 10 great romcoms starring people of colour

    Why do romcoms only ever feature white people falling in love? This list rounds up the finest examples of English language romantic comedies that break the trend.

    Simran Hans
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Lists

  • Film of the week: Tangerine

    Crosstown traffic: Sean Baker’s rip-roaring, guerilla-shot trans hooker revenge farce puts flesh back on the bones of motley stereotypes from the streets of Los Angeles, says Lisa Mullen.

    Lisa Mullen
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Reviews and recommendations

  • Remembering Penelope Houston

    Our late editor, in the words of her colleagues.

    David Robinson , Richard Combs , Clyde Jeavons , Geoffrey Nowell-Smith , Jonathan Rosenbaum , Michelle Aubert , Anthony Smith , Pam Cook , Edward Buscombe , Ian Christie
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Obituaries

  • The look of love: designs for Julie Christie’s Doctor Zhivago dress, and more

    Our latest exhibition takes a look at the art of costume design in some of the great film costume dramas, from David Lean’s sweeping Russian epic Doctor Zhivago to Merchant Ivory’s ravishing A Room with a View.

    Claire Smith
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Features

  • Penelope Houston: viewer at the top

    From the spring of ‘Bergmania’ and the high summer of European cinephilia to the onset of home video, Sight & Sound’s longstanding editor elevated both her magazine and the art it championed, writes Henry K. Miller.

    Henry K Miller
    Thursday 12 November 2015

    Obituaries

  • Beautiful new cover designs for books on seven of the best romantic films

    Talented designers from around the world tell us about their covers for seven new special editons in our book series BFI Film Classics.

    Tuesday 10 November 2015

    Features

  • Cinematic gold: Tarkovsky’s Andrei Rublev

    For his first masterpiece, Andrei Tarkovsky turned back the clock to the 15th-century life and times of Russia’s greatest icon painter. The result was censored in the USSR for two decades, but remains an extraordinary ode to the power of art.

    Theodora Clarke
    Monday 9 November 2015

    Features

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