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  • The best documentaries of 2016: cinematic nonfiction in the year of nonfact

    As the world entered the post-truth era, documentary film artists embraced ever more levels of formal awareness and complexity. Obfuscation, or the only way through the media maze, asks Robert Greene? Plus: the 25 best documentaries of the year.

    Robert Greene
    Friday 13 January 2017

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  • The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2016

    Three blockbuster restoration-revivals dominate our survey of this year’s best home cinema, as picked out by 32 critics and curators.


    Friday 6 January 2017

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  • The best indie animation of 2016

    It was a year rich in features – but even more so in short-form films, if only you could see them. Chris Robinson, Alex Dudok de Wit and Jez Stewart uncover the gems crying out for a place on the bill at your local cinema.

    Chris Robinson, Alex Dudok de Wit, Jez Stewart
    Friday 6 January 2017

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  • The best films of 2016

    We asked 163 critics and curators to name their five top movies of the year – and atop what may be our most diverse annual poll yet, the runaway winner is a German comedy…

    Sight & Sound contributors
    Friday 2 December 2016

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  • From the Magazine

    The films of 2007

    4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Inland Empire and Zodiac top our list in one of the best years for all-round quality in recent memory.


    Thursday 9 June 2016

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  • The best indie animation of 2015

    Beyond the likes of Inside Out and Song of the Sea, innovation in animation continued to take place at the shorts end of the scale. Our three critics round up their international highlights of the year.

    Alex Dudok de Wit, Chris Robinson, Jez Stewart
    Friday 5 February 2016

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  • The best indie animation of 2014

    Jez Stewart inspects the year’s best of British, while Chris Robinson surveys the international scene.

    Jez Stewart, Chris Robinson
    Tuesday 27 January 2015

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  • The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2014

    34 international critics and DVD curators nominate their five best releases of the year.

    Sight & Sound contributors
    Wednesday 7 January 2015

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  • From the Magazine

    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

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  • The best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

    Discover the year’s top home-cinema releases, from cult revivals to essential cinema box sets and restorations from the archive, as chosen by 22 international critics, curators and producers.

    Sight & Sound contributors
    Monday 9 December 2013

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