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Features

Believe the hype? What NFTs mean for film

Non-fungible tokens promise to revolutionise the ways artists, filmmakers included, make money from their work. Is this latest use of blockchain technology too good to be true?

By Pamela Hutchinson

Believe the hype? What NFTs mean for film
Where to begin

Where to begin with Andrea Arnold

By Brogan Morris

Where to begin with Andrea Arnold
Features

Cherry blossom season: 13 visions of springtime in Japanese cinema

By Hayley Scanlon

Cherry blossom season: 13 visions of springtime in Japanese cinema
Features

No success like failure – a natural history of the film maudit

By J. Hoberman

No success like failure – a natural history of the film maudit
Where to begin

Where to begin with Louis Malle

By Elena Lazic

Where to begin with Louis Malle
From the Sight and Sound archive

Dirk Bogarde: a class act

By Nick James

Dirk Bogarde: a class act
Features

Simone Signoret: remembering a French screen legend on her centenary

By Adam Scovell

Simone Signoret: remembering a French screen legend on her centenary
Features

Life in Fassbinder’s fast lane: how a new biopic tackles his legend

By Tamsin Cleary

Life in Fassbinder’s fast lane: how a new biopic tackles his legend
Features

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it

By Henry Barnes, Whelan Barzey and others

A year of lockdown: the screen culture that got us through it
Where to begin

Where to begin with Zack Snyder

By Paul Ridd

Where to begin with Zack Snyder
Features

From FernGully to Farthing Wood: the 90s green wave of eco animations

By Sophie Determan

From FernGully to Farthing Wood: the 90s green wave of eco animations
Festivals

By us, about us, for all: why films by trans people matter for everyone

By Thomas Flew

By us, about us, for all: why films by trans people matter for everyone
Features

A chance to catch eight shorts by documentary pioneer and poet Cecilia Mangini

By Ruairí McCann

A chance to catch eight shorts by documentary pioneer and poet Cecilia Mangini
Features

How a school drama with an all-female cast broke down doors for queer cinema, 90 years ago

By Tamsin Cleary

How a school drama with an all-female cast broke down doors for queer cinema, 90 years ago
Where to begin

Where to begin with David Cronenberg

By Stephen Puddicombe

Where to begin with David Cronenberg
Features

Hair-raising horticulture: A guide to plants in early horror

By Sophie Determan

Hair-raising horticulture: A guide to plants in early horror
Features

What to watch at BFI Flare: Trans stories

By Zorian Clayton

What to watch at BFI Flare: Trans stories
Features

Pimple and the tramp: the fickle fortunes of a silent comedy star

By Bryony Dixon

Pimple and the tramp: the fickle fortunes of a silent comedy star
Features

The rise of the deepfake

By Dominic Lees

The rise of the deepfake
Features

Mapping calamity in real time: the first wave of pandemic documentaries

By Adam Benzine

Mapping calamity in real time: the first wave of pandemic documentaries
Features

What to watch at BFI Flare: Stories of maturity and the queer past

By Brian Robinson

What to watch at BFI Flare: Stories of maturity and the queer past
Features

Handling the truth: documenting conspiracy in the age of misinformation

By Jonathan Romney

Handling the truth: documenting conspiracy in the age of misinformation
Features

How a pioneering cinema season tackled disability, 40 years ago

By Henry K Miller

How a pioneering cinema season tackled disability, 40 years ago
Features

In the beginning: cinema’s murky origin story

By Peter Domankiewicz

In the beginning: cinema’s murky origin story
Features

The Watermelon Woman at 25: the Black lesbian classic that wears its brilliance lightly

By Chrystel Oloukoi

The Watermelon Woman at 25: the Black lesbian classic that wears its brilliance lightly
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice

By Margaret Hinxman

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice
In partnership with JNTO

A cinephile’s guide to Japan

By Jasper Sharp

A cinephile’s guide to Japan
Features

What to watch at the Glasgow Film Festival 2021

By Josh Slater-Williams

What to watch at the Glasgow Film Festival 2021
Features

Wong Kar Wai’s needle-drops: a journey through his melancholic soundscapes

By Kambole Campbell

Wong Kar Wai’s needle-drops: a journey through his melancholic soundscapes
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