All articles by Tom Charity

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
Polls

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Reviews

Blackbird review: this euthanasia drama trades hard truths for tasteful bromides

By Tom Charity

Blackbird review: this euthanasia drama trades hard truths for tasteful bromides
Reviews

Greed review: Coogan and Winterbottom take idle aim at the grim rich

By Tom Charity

Greed review: Coogan and Winterbottom take idle aim at the grim rich
Reviews

Hope Gap review: Annette Bening puts some puff into a little English separation story

By Tom Charity

Hope Gap review: Annette Bening puts some puff into a little English separation story
Reviews

Uncut Gems first look: the Safdies chase Adam Sandler’s gambler into the discomfort zone

By Tom Charity

Uncut Gems first look: the Safdies chase Adam Sandler’s gambler into the discomfort zone
The best of 2020

The Personal History of David Copperfield gives Dickens a radical, rollicking twist

By Tom Charity

The Personal History of David Copperfield gives Dickens a radical, rollicking twist
Reviews

The Personal History of David Copperfield review: Armando Iannucci gives Dickens a radical, rollicking twist

By Tom Charity

The Personal History of David Copperfield review: Armando Iannucci gives Dickens a radical, rollicking twist
Features

Seymour Cassel obituary: a winning American loser

By Tom Charity

Seymour Cassel obituary: a winning American loser
Features

William Goldman obituary: beloved master Hollywood screenwriter

By Tom Charity

William Goldman obituary: beloved master Hollywood screenwriter
Features

Real news from the heartlands: Wiseman, Moore and Morris take on Trump

By Tom Charity

Real news from the heartlands: Wiseman, Moore and Morris take on Trump
Reviews

Fahrenheit 11/9 first look: Michael Moore reclaims American populism

By Tom Charity

Fahrenheit 11/9 first look: Michael Moore reclaims American populism
Reviews

Shadow first look: Zhang Yimou doodles a wuxia intrigue

By Tom Charity

Shadow first look: Zhang Yimou doodles a wuxia intrigue
Features

Sam Shepard obituary: cinema’s existential cowboy

By Tom Charity

Sam Shepard obituary: cinema’s existential cowboy
Reviews

A Season in France review: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun explores the precarious life of migrants

By Tom Charity

A Season in France review: Mahamet-Saleh Haroun explores the precarious life of migrants
Features

Harry Dean Stanton obituary: the lonely soul of US cinema

By Tom Charity

Harry Dean Stanton obituary: the lonely soul of US cinema
Reviews

The Children Act review: Emma Thompson explores the heart of a judge

By Tom Charity

The Children Act review: Emma Thompson explores the heart of a judge
Reviews

Battle of the Sexes review: Emma Stone and Steve Carell are a crowd-pleasing match

By Tom Charity

Battle of the Sexes review: Emma Stone and Steve Carell are a crowd-pleasing match

O.J.: Made in America review: the rise and downfall of the century?

By Tom Charity

O.J.: Made in America review: the rise and downfall of the century?
Reviews

Hermia & Helena review: Matías Piñeiro’s midsummer Manhattan dream

By Tom Charity

Hermia & Helena review: Matías Piñeiro’s midsummer Manhattan dream
Reviews

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail review – Steve James meets the minnows of mortgage fraud

By Tom Charity

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail review – Steve James meets the minnows of mortgage fraud
Reviews

Jackie review: portrait of the icon under the shadow

By Tom Charity

Jackie review: portrait of the icon under the shadow
Reviews

La La Land – first-look review

By Tom Charity

La La Land – first-look review
Features

Michael Cimino, 1939-2016

By Tom Charity

Michael Cimino, 1939-2016
Features

Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

By Tom Charity

Harold Ramis, 1944-2014
Features

Ben Gazzara, 1930-2012

By Tom Charity

Ben Gazzara, 1930-2012
News

Cannes 2012: The wrong earlobes – The Imposter

By Tom Charity

Cannes 2012: The wrong earlobes – The Imposter
Polls

The best film books, by 51 critics

By Geoff Andrew, Michael Atkinson and others

The best film books, by 51 critics