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2021: the year in games

New consoles that people couldn’t buy, huge titles delayed until next year — Covid wrought a strange year for gaming. Still, with player numbers booming and the continuing resurgence of the indie sector, the games industry looks set for a stellar 2022.

By Stuart Burnside

2021: the year in games
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2021: the year in US film

By Nicolas Rapold

2021: the year in US film
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2021: the year in queer cinema

By Alex Davidson

2021: the year in queer cinema
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2021: the year in experimental cinema

By Michael Pattison

2021: the year in experimental cinema
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2021: the year in East Asian cinema

By Tony Rayns

2021: the year in East Asian cinema
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2021: the year in art cinema

By Jonathan Romney

2021: the year in art cinema
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2021: the year in animation

By Alex Dudok de Wit

2021: the year in animation
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2021: the year in British cinema

By Philip Concannon

2021: the year in British cinema
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2021: the year in archive cinema

By Pamela Hutchinson

2021: the year in archive cinema
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2021: the year in documentary

By Ben Nicholson

2021: the year in documentary
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The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators

By Lisa Kerrigan, James Bell and others

The best new British TV of 2021, picked by BFI curators
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The 50 best films of 2021

The 50 best films of 2021
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The 10 best TV series of 2021

The 10 best TV series of 2021
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And the winner is… The Souvenir Part II

And the winner is… The Souvenir Part II
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The best films of 2021: the year in cinema

By Isabel Stevens

The best films of 2021: the year in cinema
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The best films of 2021 – all the votes

The best films of 2021 – all the votes
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The best TV of 2021: the year in television

By Lisa Kerrigan

The best TV of 2021: the year in television