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  • An invitation is not enough

    Sight & Sound received the following response to our editor’s editorial The Equalizers, which invited more introductions and pitches from good female writers.

    Sophie Mayer , Ania Ostrowska
    Monday 1 December 2014

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  • The 10 best Maggie Smith performances

    As our two-month celebration of Maggie Smith begins at BFI Southbank, we count down 10 of her very best and haughtiest turns.

    Michael Coveney
    Monday 1 December 2014

    Lists

  • Gallery: 2001: A Space Odyssey then and now

    To mark the UK rerelease of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood met on Sunday 30 November at BFI Southbank.

    Monday 1 December 2014

    Features

  • The equalizers

    Nick James on the ongoing search for more women in films, and in film.

    Nick James
    Friday 28 November 2014

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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

  • Ridley Scott: five essential films

    British-born filmmaker Ridley Scott moved from a background in advertising to directing some of the finest blockbusters of the modern era. Here are five films when Scott was at his very best.

    Paul O’Callaghan
    Friday 28 November 2014

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  • 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

  • The 20 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

  • 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

  • 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

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