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5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 June

Dangerous games, submarine action and a restored African masterpiece – what are you watching this weekend?

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 June
Interviews

“I take pride in my millennial audience”: Emma Seligman on Shiva Baby and sugar daddies

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

“I take pride in my millennial audience”: Emma Seligman on Shiva Baby and sugar daddies
News

Sight & Sound: the Summer 2021 issue

Sight & Sound: the Summer 2021 issue
10 great

10 great British silent films

By Neil Brand, Bryony Dixon and others

10 great British silent films
News

Update: A statement from the BFI on Tyneside Cinema and the review into serious allegations

Update: A statement from the BFI on Tyneside Cinema and the review into serious allegations
Reviews

Lisey’s Story gives an author’s grieving wife fantasies and nightmares

By Nikki Baughan

Lisey’s Story gives an author’s grieving wife fantasies and nightmares
From the Sight and Sound archive

Hell freezes over: the Coen brothers on Fargo

By Lizzie Francke

Hell freezes over: the Coen brothers on Fargo
News

Silent Sherlock Holmes series of the 1920s gets major restoration project

Silent Sherlock Holmes series of the 1920s gets major restoration project
Reviews

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) summons a ghost of queer past for high school advice

By Ben Walters

Ellie & Abbie (& Ellie’s Dead Aunt) summons a ghost of queer past for high school advice
Reviews

Shiva Baby sees a young Jewish woman’s secret life unravel during a funeral

By Lisa Mullen

Shiva Baby sees a young Jewish woman’s secret life unravel during a funeral
Reviews

The Father is a painfully potent depiction of mental deterioration

By Matthew Taylor

The Father is a painfully potent depiction of mental deterioration
Then and now

Mona Lisa: going back to the locations of the British neo-noir, 35 years later

By Adam Scovell

Mona Lisa: going back to the locations of the British neo-noir, 35 years later
Reviews

Mandabi is a Wolof masterwork ripe for rediscovery

By Kaleem Aftab

Mandabi is a Wolof masterwork ripe for rediscovery
News

BFI London Film Festival announces dual London cultural hubs on the Southbank and in the West End

BFI London Film Festival announces dual London cultural hubs on the Southbank and in the West End
Interviews

“I love playing the rascal”: William H. Macy looks back at Fargo

By Lou Thomas

“I love playing the rascal”: William H. Macy looks back at Fargo
News

Second year of See Yourself on Screen challenge unveiled

Second year of See Yourself on Screen challenge unveiled
News

Industry resources launched to support disabled creatives and audiences

Industry resources launched to support disabled creatives and audiences
Features

Killers in the mist: the final scene of Gun Crazy

By Beatrice Loayza

Killers in the mist: the final scene of Gun Crazy
Where to begin

Where to begin with Ousmane Sembène

By Chrystel Oloukoï

Where to begin with Ousmane Sembène
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 June

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 June
From the Sight and Sound archive

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

By Janet Bergstrom

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman
10 great

10 great horror sequels

By Josh Slater-Williams

10 great horror sequels
News

Cannes 2021 line-up announced

Cannes 2021 line-up announced
Reviews

I Am Samuel is a tender look at a gay Kenyan couple’s lives and love

By Alex Ramon

I Am Samuel is a tender look at a gay Kenyan couple’s lives and love
Reviews

Gunda gets down and dirty with a sow

By Ben Nicholson

Gunda gets down and dirty with a sow
Reviews

Choked takes in middle-class Indian life from the gutter to the stars

By Tony Rayns

Choked takes in middle-class Indian life from the gutter to the stars
Reviews

After Love grieves for a house divided by the English Channel

By Pamela Hutchinson

After Love grieves for a house divided by the English Channel
Features

It takes a village: how Resident Evil fans are improving the franchise

By Katie Granger

It takes a village: how Resident Evil fans are improving the franchise
Reviews

The Killing of Two Lovers examines domestic violence but focuses on the abuser

By Rebecca Harrison

The Killing of Two Lovers examines domestic violence but focuses on the abuser
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