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Annual indexes

The Sight & Sound Annual Indexes for 2013, 2014 and 2015 are available to download and print here. The listings include subject, director, film title, contributor and more and provide a comprehensive index of the entire contents of each Sight & Sound print issue over the course of the whole year.

With thanks to Patricia Coward, who has compiled them for us.

 

Our recent issues

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2016 issue

    Jon Savage, Thurston Moore and Don Letts on 40 years of punk. Plus the changing shape of cinema distribution, Chevalier, Born to Be Blue, and the S&S Interview with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2016 issue

    Cannes 2016 special: the inside track on new films from Loach, Arnold, Jarmusch, Verhoeven, Almodóvar, Ade, Assayas, the Dardennes, Mungiu and more. Plus fashion horror The Neon Demon, Olivia de Havilland, Studio Ghibli’s final in-house movie, Embrace of the Serpent and the Shane Black buddy movie.

  • Sight & Sound: the June 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the June 2016 issue

    Whit Stillman on his acid-tongued Jane Austen adaptation Love & Friendship. Plus Richard Linklater’s college daze, Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Innocence, late Terrence Malick, modern Turkish fairytale Mustang, Aferim! and a decade of Romanian cinema, Green Room and Kathleen Collins’ overlooked indie gem Losing Ground.

  • Sight & Sound: the May 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the May 2016 issue

    Down, dark and dirty with the psychological western, plus the women of the west, Son of Saul, Arabian Nights, The Brand New Testament, Agnieszka Holland and the rise of virtual reality.

  • Sight & Sound: the April 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the April 2016 issue

    Tom Hiddleston and the cast and crew of High-Rise talk class and violence past and future – and the rise of cinema’s Ballardian worldview. Plus Hail, Caesar!, The Club, The Pearl Button, Victoria and the uncompromising films of the great Alan Clarke.

  • Sight & Sound: the March 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2016 issue

    Inside the mind of Charlie Kaufman, from Being John Malkovich to Anomalisa. Plus Hitchcock-Truffaut, Hollywood reboots, A Bigger Splash, Making a Murderer and the S&S Interview with the great production designer Jack Fisk.

  • Sight & Sound: the February 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the February 2016 issue

    Tarantino on Tarantino, Kent Jones on the best of Jean-Luc Godard, Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ravishing The Assassin, Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room and the return of The X Files.

  • Sight & Sound: the January 2016 issue

    Sight & Sound: the January 2016 issue

    The best films of 2015 as voted for by 168 critics, Alejandro González Iñarritu on The Revenant and Nora Ephron, queen of the romcom.

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2015 issue

    Todd Haynes on Carol, queer cinema, period dramas, Patricia Highsmith and much more in the S&S Interview. Plus Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, Tangerine’s transgender cinema and Molly Haskell on the romcom.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2015 issue

    Guillermo del Toro’s gothic Crimson Peak, Andrei Tarkovsky’s path-forging screen poetry and Yorgos Lanthimos’s starry social satire The Lobster. Plus Carey Mulligan and Suffragette, Sicario’s US-Mexico borderlands and British TV documentaries from the 1950s and 60s.

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2015 issue

    The Female Gaze: 100 underrated films directed by women, with contributions from Agnès Varda, Jane Campion, Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig and more. Plus Tom Hardy and Legend, Horse Money, Mia Madre and Lucrecia Martel.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2015 issue

    Trash Special! John Waters and a survey of American and British Trash cinema, plus 45 Years, Hard to Be a God and Vittorio De Sica.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2015 issue

    Pixar’s Inside Out, Song of the Sea and Halas & Batchelor in our special animation issue, plus Eden, Dear White People, new London cinemas and old London on film.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2015 issue

    The Other Side of Orson Welles, plus Amy, The Look of Silence, The Misfits, the best of Cannes and the S&S Interview with John Boorman.

  • Sight & Sound: the June 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the June 2015 issue

    Girlhood and the faces of the new French cinema – plus Clouds of Sils Maria, The New Girlfriend, the Tribe, Phoenix and the S&S Interview with Abderrahmane Sissako.

  • Sight & Sound: the May 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the May 2015 issue

    Born on the bayou – the gothic cinema of the American Deep South, plus The Falling, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Jauja, Force Majeure, Cry of the City and the radical British cinema of the 1970s.

  • Sight & Sound: the April 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the April 2015 issue

    Remake/remodel: 50 of the most intriguing director’s cuts and alternative versions. Plus Agnès Varda, Věra Chytilová, Takahata Isao, Adam Curtis, Thom Andersen, Shirley Clark and much more…

  • Sight & Sound: the March 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2015 issue

    Selma and the art of protest, from Alabama in 1965 to modern-day Kiev and Cairo. Plus the whims and wiles of Eros in It Follows, The Duke of Burgundy, Love Is Strange and Amour fou.

  • Sight & Sound: the February 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the February 2015 issue

    Dropping out with Paul Thomas Anderson, and the best of the awards season’s new American movies. Plus Mike Nichols remembered, modern masters Eric Rohmer and Chantal Akerman and the S&S Interview with Frederick Wiseman.

  • Sight & Sound: the January 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the January 2015 issue

    Wong Kar Wai on The Grandmaster, plus Birdman and the resurrection of Michael Keaton, John Berger on Charlie Chaplin and 112 critics on the best films of the year.

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2014 issue

    The making of 2001: A Space Odyssey, plus David Thomson on westerns, the rise of Christianity movies, Winter Sleep, Leviathan, Life Itself and much more.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2014 issue

    Mike Leigh gets Romantic, Darwinian sci-fi and the birth of the Method. Plus Nightcrawler, ’71, Gone Girl, The Knick, Venice and Toronto, agnès b, Zabriskie Point…

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2014 issue

    David Fincher on Gone Girl, Peter Lorre, David Cronenberg and Maps to the Stars, Pawel Pawlikowski, 20,000 Days on Earth, Lauren Bacall.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2014 issue

    The Greatest Documentaries of All Time poll, plus the documentary new wave, Laura Poitras, the Dardennes, Kelly Reichardt and Raymond Durgnat.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2014 issue

    Richard Linklater on Boyhood, Steve McQueen on Do the Right Thing, action-blockbuster stars, China’s Fifth Generation, One Night in 1914 – and David Thomson on left-handed cinema.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2014 issue

    Amma Asante on race, costume drama and Belle, Bruno Dumont on Juliette Binoche and Camille Claudel, Jane Campion on Cannes, Chinese classic Spring in a Small Town and the dark dreams of Dennis Potter.

  • Sight & Sound: the June 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the June 2014 issue

    Miyazaki Hayao takes flight with The Wind Rises, plus Jia Zhangke on A Touch of Sin, Amat Escalante on Heli, David Thomson on the cinema of World War I and the S&S Interview with Dario Argento.

  • Sight & Sound: the May 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the May 2014 issue

    Everything you needed to know about Hollywood before the censor, plus Walerian Borowczyk reappraised, Lukas Moodysson on We Are the Best!, John Michael McDonagh on Calvary and Jeremy Thomas, super-producer.

  • Sight & Sound: the April 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the April 2014 issue

    Jonathan Glazer on Under the Skin, David Mackenzie on Starred Up, Richard Ayoade on The Double, Mark Cousins on A Story of Children and Film and the S&S Interview with Jeremy Thomas.

  • Sight & Sound: the March 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2014 issue

    Jim Jarmusch on Only Lovers Left Alive, Wes Anderson on The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lars von Trier’s Nymph()maniac and the many faces of Derek Jarman.

  • Sight & Sound: the February 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the February 2014 issue

    Joel and Ethan Coen on Inside Llewyn Davis, Steve McQueen on 12 Years a Slave, Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Altman’s The Long Goodbye and the S&S Interview with George Romero.

  • Sight & Sound: the January 2014 issue

    Sight & Sound: the January 2014 issue

    In our January issue: The best films of the year, plus Spike Jonze’s computer romance, Bong Joonho versus Harvey Weinstein and Alexander Payne and Bruce Dern on Nebraska.

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2013 issue

    In our December issue: lost in space with Gravity, in time with Computer Chess, at sea with Leviathan and in love with Blue is the Warmest Colour.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2013 issue

    In this issue: Gothic cinema from Universal to Hammer to Twilight – plus The Selfish Giant, Philomena, Captain Phillips and the peak of silent cinema.

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2013 issue

    In this issue: 40 years of The Wicker Man, plus The Great Beauty, Slavoj Žižek on cinema’s dark secrets, Claude Sautet’s noir classic Classe tous risques, Eddie Marsan’s stealthy success and James Benning on watching paint dry.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2013 issue

    In this issue: Television special – the hidden gems of the small screen: when film directors make TV, plus Steve Coogan and Armando Ianucci on Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Breaking Bad, Satyajit Ray, Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours and Shane Carruth on Upstream Color.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2013 issue

    In this issue: Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig – the most exciting actress in America? Plus Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, Wadjda, The Wall, Jean Grémillon and a Deep Focus on the essay film.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2013 issue

    Richard Linklater on Before Midnight, plus Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, Abbas Kiarostami on Like Someone in Love, Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England and a full Cannes roundup. In print and digital from 7 June.

  • Sight & Sound: the June 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the June 2013 issue

    Neil Jordan’s vampire return Byzantium, Audrey Tatou in Therese Desqueyroux, Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children, Olivier Assayas’s Something in the Air, Tony Garnett, Marcel L’Herbier and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

  • Sight & Sound: the May 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the May 2013 issue

    In this issue: Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, plus Pedro Almodóvar’s I’m So Excited!, In the Fog, Scarecrow, the history of the music videos and the roots of neorealism.

  • Sight & Sound: the April 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the April 2013 issue

    In this issue: Danny Boyle, Kristin Scott Thomas, Carlos Reygadas, Point Blank and Beyond the Hills.

  • Sight & Sound: the March 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the March 2013 issue

    Gael Garcia Bernal in Pablo Larraín’s No, plus Caesar Must Die, Somersault, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Montgomery Clift.

  • Sight & Sound: the February 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the February 2013 issue

    Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, Spielberg’s Lincoln and much more.

  • Sight & Sound: the January 2013 issue

    Sight & Sound: the January 2013 issue

    In this issue: Ang Lee’s 3D spectacular Life of Pi, plus the best films of 2012. In print and digital from 1 December.

  • Sight & Sound: the December 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the December 2012 issue

    Paul Thomas Anderson on The Master, Cristi Puiu on Aurora, Thomas Vinterberg on The Hunt and LFF newcomer Sally El Hosaini on My Brother the Devil – plus the S&S career interview with Amour’s Michael Haneke.

  • Sight & Sound: the November 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the November 2012 issue

    The best of Venice, Toronto and the upcoming London film festivals: Sightseers, Rust and Bone, Ginger and Rosa and On the Road.

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2012 issue

    Holy Motors, Dredd, Lawless, Barbara, Chris Marker, David Thomson, Greil Marcus, Paul Fejos, Mary Pickford and the FBI.

  • Sight & Sound: the September 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the September 2012 issue

    In our redesigned, expanded new issue: The Greatest Films of All Time by 846 critics and 358 directors. Plus more pages, sections and columns, and a wider remit – from the business of film to artists’ movies.

  • Sight & Sound: the August 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the August 2012 issue

    The genius of Alfred Hitchcock: Guillermo del Toro on the Master of Suspense; plus Christopher Nolan, Patricio Guzmán, Bruce Lacey, Boris Barnet, Wolfgang Suschitzky and Andrew Kötting’s Swandown.

  • Sight & Sound: the July 2012 issue

    Sight & Sound: the July 2012 issue


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