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Where to begin

Where to begin with PlatinumGames

Bayonetta and beyond: a beginner’s path through the addictively over-the-top combat games of Platinum.

By Stuart Burnside

Where to begin with PlatinumGames
News

Sight and Sound magazine relaunches with new look and revamped editorial

Sight and Sound magazine relaunches with new look and revamped editorial
Interviews

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World directors: “The film industry has a history of sad stories about child actors”

By Lou Thomas

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World directors: “The film industry has a history of sad stories about child actors”
News

Sight and Sound: the September 2021 issue

Sight and Sound: the September 2021 issue
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 30 July to 1 August

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 30 July to 1 August
News

Sundance award winner CODA to be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

Sundance award winner CODA to be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland
10 great

10 great Hollywood melodramas of the 1940s

By Pamela Hutchinson

10 great Hollywood melodramas of the 1940s
Features

Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience

By Agnes Woolley

Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience
Reviews

Settlers fights for its life on Mars

By Kim Newman

Settlers fights for its life on Mars
Festivals

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up

By Jonathan Romney

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up
News

640 film and TV productions enabled in the past 12 months by the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

640 film and TV productions enabled in the past 12 months by the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme
Lists

Earl Cameron: 10 essential performances

By Alex Ramon

Earl Cameron: 10 essential performances
Reviews

The World to Come finds forbidden love in a 19th century New York winter

By Kate Stables

The World to Come finds forbidden love in a 19th century New York winter
Reviews

Old washes up on the sands of time

By Kim Newman

Old washes up on the sands of time
Reviews

Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty

By Leila Latif

Night of the Kings concocts an Ivorian prison myth of raw beauty
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra
Features

Target for Tonight: the classic RAF bombing-raid documentary turns 80

By Alex Prideaux

Target for Tonight: the classic RAF bombing-raid documentary turns 80
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 July

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 23 to 25 July
Festivals

Directors’ Fortnight: round-up

By James Lattimer

Directors’ Fortnight: round-up
News

BFI Southbank programme announced for September to early October 2021

BFI Southbank programme announced for September to early October 2021
10 great

10 great African films

By Leila Latif

10 great African films
Features

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man

By Alex Barrett

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man
Festivals

The Story of My Wife is all at sea in its exploration of marital dysfunction

By Guy Lodge

The Story of My Wife is all at sea in its exploration of marital dysfunction
Festivals

Memoria shows Apichatpong at the peak of his mesmerising powers

By James Lattimer

Memoria shows Apichatpong at the peak of his mesmerising powers
News

50th anniversary of the National Film and Television School celebrated with season at BFI Southbank

50th anniversary of the National Film and Television School celebrated with season at BFI Southbank
Where to begin

Where to begin with Bette Davis

By Chloe Walker

Where to begin with Bette Davis
Festivals

The Year of the Everlasting Storm forges international bonds with a pandemic-era anthology

By Nicolas Rapold

The Year of the Everlasting Storm forges international bonds with a pandemic-era anthology
Festivals

After Yang finds gif-sized glimpses of life after AI death

By Jessica Kiang

After Yang finds gif-sized glimpses of life after AI death
Festivals

France shows that all the world’s a stage for the media

By Giovanni Marchini Camia

France shows that all the world’s a stage for the media
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