All articles by James Bell

From the Sight and Sound archive

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

All films exist in slightly different cuts but sometimes the alternative versions are fascinating in their own right, with entirely new scenes and different rhythms that enable them to stand on their own against the original. We pick some of the most intriguing examples.

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
From the Sight and Sound archive

The needle and the damage done: Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread

By James Bell

The needle and the damage done: Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread
The best of 2020

The best television series of 2020

By James Bell

The best television series of 2020
Interviews

“There’s heartbreak in someone losing themselves”: Relic director Natalie Erika James on her love of gothic and Asian horror

By James Bell

“There’s heartbreak in someone losing themselves”: Relic director Natalie Erika James on her love of gothic and Asian horror
Polls

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

By Isabel Stevens, Bryony Dixon and others

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
Polls

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Polls

The best TV series of 2019

By James Bell, Isabel Stevens and others

The best TV series of 2019
News

Films for film’s sake: Tromsø 2015

By James Bell

Films for film’s sake: Tromsø 2015
Features

Birth of the Method: the revolution in American acting

By James Bell

Birth of the Method: the revolution in American acting
Polls

Critics’ 50 Greatest Documentaries of All Time

By Nick James, Brian Winston and others

Critics’ 50 Greatest Documentaries of All Time
Features

Pre-Code: Hollywood before the censors

By James Bell

Pre-Code: Hollywood before the censors
Polls

The 10 best films of 2013

By Nick James, James Bell and others

The 10 best films of 2013
Reviews

DVD review: Wilder at heart

By James Bell

DVD review: Wilder at heart
Features

In a lonely place: North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival

By James Bell

In a lonely place: North Korea’s Pyongyang International Film Festival
Polls

The DVDs of 2011

By James Bell

The DVDs of 2011
News

London 2011: It’s a wrap!

By Geoff Andrew, James Bell and others

London 2011: It’s a wrap!
Features

Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010

By James Bell

Takamine Hideko, 1924-2010
Polls

The DVDs of 2010

By James Bell

The DVDs of 2010
News

London 2010: It’s a wrap!

By James Bell, Nick Bradshaw and others

London 2010: It’s a wrap!
News

Eastern promises

By James Bell

Eastern promises
News

London 2009: Underground, overground

By Nick Bradshaw and James Bell

London 2009: Underground, overground
Reviews

American – The Bill Hicks Story review

By James Bell

American – The Bill Hicks Story review