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  • 10 great lesser-known time-travel films

    Trip back through history with our list of terrific time-travelling movies that deserve to be better known.

    David Parkinson
    Thursday 4 December 2014

    Lists

  • First ever British sci-fi feature film released

    Britain’s first ever sci-fi feature film, A Message from Mars, will be available to watch in full for the first time in over a century on BFI Player and BBC Arts Online.

    Thursday 4 December 2014

    Announcements

  • The letter from Stanley Kubrick that started 2001: A Space Odyssey

    In 1964, Stanley Kubrick wrote to author Arthur C. Clarke about the possibility of collaborating on ‘the proverbial “really good” science-fiction movie’.

    Samuel Wigley
    Wednesday 3 December 2014

    Features

  • Readers’ film choice 2014

    We asked you for your best films of 2014. The results are in.

    Tuesday 2 December 2014

    Features

  • The 10 best British TV aliens

    Our TV curators count down their top 10 aliens on British television, from the Time Lord himself to Monty Python’s tennis-playing blancmanges.

    Lisa Kerrigan , Jez Stewart , Steve Bryant , Pam Rostron , Kathleen Luckey , Steve Foxon , Gosta Johansson
    Tuesday 2 December 2014

    Lists

  • Seeing plenty: women on film

    Sight & Sound must recognise the wealth of women making and commenting on movies, write two correspondents. Plus our response.

    Sophie Mayer , Ania Ostrowska , Sight & Sound Editors
    Tuesday 2 December 2014

    Comment

  • 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

    Comment

  • 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

  • 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

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