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The best of 2021

The best TV of 2021: the year in television

From It’s a Sin to Mare of Easttown to Squid Game, dramas that resonated with a widespread sense of anxiety, confifinement and grief made a strong showing in this year’s poll. Then again, so did shows like Succession and The WhWhite Lotus that turned the spotlight on the sins of the rich

By Lisa Kerrigan

The best TV of 2021: the year in television
The best of 2021

And the winner is… The Souvenir Part II

And the winner is… The Souvenir Part II
News

Sight and Sound: the Winter 2021-22 issue

Sight and Sound: the Winter 2021-22 issue
From the Sight and Sound archive

The Lubitsch touch in The Shop Around the Corner

By Nick James

The Lubitsch touch in The Shop Around the Corner
The best of 2021

The 50 best films of 2021

The 50 best films of 2021
The best of 2021

The 10 best TV series of 2021

The 10 best TV series of 2021
The best of 2021

The best films of 2021 – all the votes

The best films of 2021 – all the votes
The best of 2021

The best films of 2021: the year in cinema

By Isabel Stevens

The best films of 2021: the year in cinema
Reviews

The Hand of God leaves viewers to sort autobiography from fabrication

By Anton Bitel

The Hand of God leaves viewers to sort autobiography from fabrication
Reviews

C’mon C’mon is a quiet tribute to parenthood

By Ben Nicholson

C’mon C’mon is a quiet tribute to parenthood
Obituaries

In memory of Anthony Smith CBE (1938-2021), former director of the BFI and BFI Fellow

In memory of Anthony Smith CBE (1938-2021), former director of the BFI and BFI Fellow
News

Press Reset: BFI renews urgent call for change for disabled talent in the screen industries

Press Reset: BFI renews urgent call for change for disabled talent in the screen industries
Features

Night Call: the 70s motorway safety film with a sting in its tail

By Steven Foxon

Night Call: the 70s motorway safety film with a sting in its tail
Obituaries

Somewhere over the rainbow: Ringan Ledwidge 1971-2021

By Professor Emily Caston

Somewhere over the rainbow: Ringan Ledwidge 1971-2021
Reviews

The Beatles: Get Back is a tender portrait of a band on the brink of change

By Jonathan Romney

The Beatles: Get Back is a tender portrait of a band on the brink of change
Lists

50 great Christmas films currently streaming

By Katherine McLaughlin, David Parkinson and others

50 great Christmas films currently streaming
Features

Off the beaten track: wilderness in video games

By Nadia Attia

Off the beaten track: wilderness in video games
Reviews

Encounter takes unexpected turns on an apocalyptic sci-fi road trip

By Carmen Gray

Encounter takes unexpected turns on an apocalyptic sci-fi road trip
Where to begin

Where to begin with Ernst Lubitsch

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Ernst Lubitsch
Interviews

Inside Rebel Dykes: the previously untold story of a punk-minded lesbian subculture 

By El Hunt

Inside Rebel Dykes: the previously untold story of a punk-minded lesbian subculture 
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 November
Features

In pictures: Dirk Bogarde, the reluctant movie star

By Jade Evans

In pictures: Dirk Bogarde, the reluctant movie star
From the Sight and Sound archive

Strike a pose: fashion and film through the ages

By Peter Wollen

Strike a pose: fashion and film through the ages
Reviews

Hellbound challenges ideas about faith and free will in six harrowing episodes

By Trevor Johnston

Hellbound challenges ideas about faith and free will in six harrowing episodes
10 great

10 great films set in classical Japan

By Matthew Thrift

10 great films set in classical Japan
Reviews

House of Gucci is a tragi-comic triumph of operatic proportions

By Rebecca Harrison

House of Gucci is a tragi-comic triumph of operatic proportions
Interviews

Back to the days of UK garage: Reggie Yates on Pirates, his nostalgic directorial debut

By Katherine McLaughlin

Back to the days of UK garage: Reggie Yates on Pirates, his nostalgic directorial debut
Reviews

Anne at 13,000 ft follows a troubled protagonist in free fall

By Elena Lazic

Anne at 13,000 ft follows a troubled protagonist in free fall
Features

“Kill all hippies”: the punk nihilism of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue

By Christina Newland

“Kill all hippies”: the punk nihilism of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue
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