All articles by Michael Brooke

From the Sight and Sound archive

František Vláčil: out of the past

The late Czech director František Vláčil is best known in the West for his visionary medieval epics. But there was more to him than that, argues this feature from our September 2010 issue.

By Michael Brooke

František Vláčil: out of the past
Reviews

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork presents the facts of an ongoing Irish investigation

By Michael Brooke

Sophie: A Murder in West Cork presents the facts of an ongoing Irish investigation
Features

“I’m only interested in honest stories”: people watching with Márta Mészáros

By Michael Brooke

“I’m only interested in honest stories”: people watching with Márta Mészáros
Reviews

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is a brainteasingly ambiguous surgeon-stalker chiller

By Michael Brooke

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is a brainteasingly ambiguous surgeon-stalker chiller
Reviews

Dear Comrades! uncovers a Khrushchev-era Soviet state massacre

By Michael Brooke

Dear Comrades! uncovers a Khrushchev-era Soviet state massacre
From the Sight and Sound archive

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
Reviews

We Are Who We Are lifts the lid on teenage identity crises

By Michael Brooke

We Are Who We Are lifts the lid on teenage identity crises
Features

The Painted Bird and the cinema of Eastern Europe’s WWII bloodlands

By Michael Brooke

The Painted Bird and the cinema of Eastern Europe’s WWII bloodlands
10 great

10 great modern black-and-white films from eastern Europe

By Michael Brooke

10 great modern black-and-white films from eastern Europe
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Features

Ian Holm obituary: an actor of many facets

By Michael Brooke

Ian Holm obituary: an actor of many facets
Where to stream

Where to stream the best Eastern European films

By Michael Brooke

Where to stream the best Eastern European films
Features

Terry Jones obituary: the world’s funniest medieval historian

By Michael Brooke

Terry Jones obituary: the world’s funniest medieval historian
Features

The Ear is listening: Karel Kachyna and the resurrection of a banned classic

By Michael Brooke

The Ear is listening: Karel Kachyna and the resurrection of a banned classic
Where to begin

Where to begin with British smut

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with British smut
Reviews

Film of the week: That Summer, a palimpsest of Grey Gardens memories

By Michael Brooke

Film of the week: That Summer, a palimpsest of Grey Gardens memories
Features

Milos Forman obituary: the bohemian who conquered Hollywood

By Michael Brooke

Milos Forman obituary: the bohemian who conquered Hollywood
Features

Károly Makk obituary: Hungarian director of subtle, incisive films

By Michael Brooke

Károly Makk obituary: Hungarian director of subtle, incisive films
Features

Andrzej Wajda obituary: Poland’s man of memory

By Michael Brooke

Andrzej Wajda obituary: Poland’s man of memory
Lists

10 essential Romanian directors

By Michael Brooke

10 essential Romanian directors
Lists

10 essential Romanian directors

By Michael Brooke

10 essential Romanian directors
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jerzy Skolimowski

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with Jerzy Skolimowski
Where to begin

Where to begin with Agnieszka Holland

By Michael Brooke

Where to begin with Agnieszka Holland
Features

Jan Nemec, 1936–2016

By Michael Brooke

Jan Nemec, 1936–2016
10 great

10 great films from the Balkans

By Michael Brooke

10 great films from the Balkans
Lists

Philip Glass: 10 essential soundtracks

By Michael Brooke

Philip Glass: 10 essential soundtracks
10 great

10 great films from 1996

By Nikki Baughan, Michael Brooke and others

10 great films from 1996
10 great

10 great films from 1966

By Samuel Wigley, Christina Newland and others

10 great films from 1966
10 great

10 great west London films

By Michael Brooke

10 great west London films
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