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  • The Touch: Ingmar Bergman’s most misunderstood masterwork?

    Bergman’s little-seen English-language film, which charts the course of a doomed affair, earned mixed reviews on release in 1971 and was quickly overshadowed by his subsequent works – but it’s time to recognise it as a major entry in the director’s canon, writes Geoff Andrew.
    Wednesday 21 February 2018

  • Unsane Berlinale first look: an experiment in paranoia

    Steven Soderbergh emerges from his self-imposed retirement with an iPhone-shot psychological horror for the post-Weinstein age, starring Claire Foy as a woman driven to the brink by a stalker, writes Nick James.
    Wednesday 21 February 2018

  • Film of the week: The Shape of Water swims in lagoons of love and horror

    Guillermo del Toro’s bittersweet romance between a mute cleaning woman and an amphibious man cleverly and affectionately updates Hollywood monster movies of the past, writes Kim Newman.
    Friday 16 February 2018

  • Black Panther review: an electrifying, Afrofuturist superhero movie

    Ryan Coogler’s spectacular film diverges from one tradition while honouring another, in the process becoming a unusually poignant, political entry in the Marvel franchise, writes Kelli Weston.
    Friday 16 February 2018

  • Lady Bird review: Greta Gerwig sketches scenes from an awkward adolescence

    Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age drama boasts high-calibre performances but only skims the surface of the relationship between its enigmatic title character and her overstretched mother, writes Nick Pinkerton.
    Friday 16 February 2018

  • Berlinale 2018 midway round-up: how do you follow Isle of Dogs?

    Some duds in (and out of) the competition are par for the course at the Berlin Film Festival, but there have been surprises both deft (Marcelo Martinessi’s The Heiresses, from Paraguay) and outré (Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde project) – and some excellent candidates for the acting prizes, writes Nick James.
    Tuesday 20 February 2018

  • Around India with a Movie Camera review: a past that refuses to know its place

    Sandya Suri’s thrilling compilation film rejects cinematic diplomacy in favour of a fascinating, occasionally ironic odyssey through the final years of colonial rule, writes Sukhdev Sandhu.
    Sunday 18 February 2018

  • Women on a Bergman screen – a video essay

    Swedish master Ingmar Bergman’s fascination with female experience and emotions underpinned one of the cinema’s greatest virtual communities of women on screen. In this video study Leigh Singer invites Bergman’s talented actresses and their creations into closest possible correspondence.
    Friday 2 February 2018

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2017 in review

  • Sight & Sound’s 25 best films of 2017

    Sight & Sound’s 25 best films of 2017

    We cast our poll open to the full spectrum of moving-image art works, and rising to the top are some exciting new voices and new forms.

  • The best films of 2017 – all the votes

    The best films of 2017 – all the votes

    Browse all 188 international contributors’ entries in our round-up of the year’s best movies, television and other related moving-image art works.

  • The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2017

    The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2017

    Thirty-nine critics and curators nominate their home-cinema releases of the year, from Baron Munchausen to Vampir Cuadecuc.
    Tuesday 12 December 2017

  • The best video essays of 2017

    The best video essays of 2017

    It’s been another boom year for the art of movie-based movie criticism – for better and sometimes worse. Kevin B. Lee and David Verdeure asked 33 top practitioners and scholars to pick out the best.
    Thursday 21 December 2017

  • The departed: the filmmakers we lost in 2017

    The departed: the filmmakers we lost in 2017

    Our roll call of film figures who passed away in 2017, compiled by Bob Mastrangelo, with a graphic evocation of cinema’s departed by Ehsan Khoshbakht and Naiel Ibarrola.
    Wednesday 24 January 2018

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