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Features

The legendary Artavazd Pelechian unveils a much-anticipated new film

The 82-year-old Armenian director has long been a well-kept secret for cinephiles, but his work has never seemed more relevant and deserves to be better known.

By Michael Atkinson

The legendary Artavazd Pelechian unveils a much-anticipated new film
Features

A short history of the British music video

By Professor Emily Caston

A short history of the British music video
Features

Alex Wheatle shows us that history is not enough

By Jay Bernard

Alex Wheatle shows us that history is not enough
Features

The forgotten world of short 70s shockers: The Sex Victims and The Lake

By Kat Ellinger

The forgotten world of short 70s shockers: The Sex Victims and The Lake
From the Sight and Sound archive

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies

By Nick Pinkerton

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies
Watch a cult classic

Watch a cult classic #8: The Company of Wolves

By Katherine McLaughlin

Watch a cult classic #8: The Company of Wolves
Features

Red, White and Blue shows us the loneliness of the Black police reformer

By Gary Younge

Red, White and Blue shows us the loneliness of the Black police reformer
Features

Remembering British film star Anne Crawford on the centenary of her birth

By Josephine Botting

Remembering British film star Anne Crawford on the centenary of her birth
Features

The best of brand film: EVCOM London Film and Live Awards 2020

By Patrick Russell

The best of brand film: EVCOM London Film and Live Awards 2020
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York

By Iain Sinclair

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York
Features

Lovers Rock is a precious hand-me-down of hazy weekends past

By Candice Carty-Williams

Lovers Rock is a precious hand-me-down of hazy weekends past
Play for Today at 50

TV that tackled the troubles: Play for Today and Northern Ireland

By Professor John Hill

TV that tackled the troubles: Play for Today and Northern Ireland
From the Sight and Sound archive

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition

By Lizzie Borden

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition
Features

Blackness, labour, place: the radical cinema of Kevin Jerome Everson

By Elena Gorfinkel

Blackness, labour, place: the radical cinema of Kevin Jerome Everson
Features

Mangrove gives voice to Black British Power

By Kehinde Andrews

Mangrove gives voice to Black British Power
My Dream Palace

Małgorzata Szumowska on American movies and communist Krakow

By Malgorzata Szumowska

Małgorzata Szumowska on American movies and communist Krakow
My Dream Palace

Viggo Mortensen on watching widescreen epics in 1960s Buenos Aires

By Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen on watching widescreen epics in 1960s Buenos Aires
Where to begin

Where to begin with Anthony Asquith

By David Parkinson

Where to begin with Anthony Asquith
Features

In search of the locations for Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless

By Adam Scovell

In search of the locations for Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless
Features

Mank prints the legend of Hollywood as a gilded cage

By Farran Smith Nehme

Mank prints the legend of Hollywood as a gilded cage
From the Sight and Sound archive

On being Black in film noir

By Angelica Jade Bastién

On being Black in film noir
Features

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project and televising the revolution

By Matthew Harle

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project and televising the revolution
Features

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami

By Kofi Oteng

Telling Black stories: Kemp Powers on the universality of Soul and One Night in Miami
My Dream Palace

My dream palaces: Edgar Wright revels in a life at the movies

By Edgar Wright

My dream palaces: Edgar Wright revels in a life at the movies
Play for Today at 50

The lost Play for Todays we’ll never see

By Lisa Kerrigan

The lost Play for Todays we’ll never see
Features

40 years of The Long Good Friday: How the London locations look today

By Adam Scovell

40 years of The Long Good Friday: How the London locations look today
Where to begin

Where to begin with Roy Andersson

By Nadin Mai

Where to begin with Roy Andersson
From the Sight and Sound archive

Before Bond: Sean Connery’s early years

By Geoffrey Macnab

Before Bond: Sean Connery’s early years
Features

Tales from the Hood, the cult horror comedy 25 years on

By Isaura Barbé-Brown

Tales from the Hood, the cult horror comedy 25 years on
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