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From the Sight and Sound archive

The Lubitsch touch in The Shop Around the Corner

This archive feature dissects the unique tonal touch employed by Ernst Lubitsch in The Shop Around the Corner, which fills out its romantic confection with a moving portrayal of economic desperation we can empathise with today

By Nick James

The Lubitsch touch in The Shop Around the Corner
The best of 2021

The best films of 2021: the year in cinema

By Isabel Stevens

The best films of 2021: the year in cinema
The best of 2021

The best TV of 2021: the year in television

By Lisa Kerrigan

The best TV of 2021: the year in television
Features

Night Call: the 70s motorway safety film with a sting in its tail

By Steven Foxon

Night Call: the 70s motorway safety film with a sting in its tail
Obituaries

Somewhere over the rainbow: Ringan Ledwidge 1971-2021

By Professor Emily Caston

Somewhere over the rainbow: Ringan Ledwidge 1971-2021
Features

Off the beaten track: wilderness in video games

By Nadia Attia

Off the beaten track: wilderness in video games
Where to begin

Where to begin with Ernst Lubitsch

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Ernst Lubitsch
Features

In pictures: Dirk Bogarde, the reluctant movie star

By Jade Evans

In pictures: Dirk Bogarde, the reluctant movie star
From the Sight and Sound archive

Strike a pose: fashion and film through the ages

By Peter Wollen

Strike a pose: fashion and film through the ages
Features

“Kill all hippies”: the punk nihilism of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue

By Christina Newland

“Kill all hippies”: the punk nihilism of Dennis Hopper’s Out of the Blue
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jack Clayton

By Alex Barrett

Where to begin with Jack Clayton
Features

Céline Sciamma: mother of invention

Céline Sciamma: mother of invention
Features

Between the lines: the hidden drama in Dirk Bogarde’s scripts

By Carolyne Bevan

Between the lines: the hidden drama in Dirk Bogarde’s scripts
Where to begin

Where to begin with Ridley Scott

By Martyn Conterio

Where to begin with Ridley Scott
From the Sight and Sound archive

Sacred and profane: Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear

By J. Hoberman

Sacred and profane: Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear
Features

A sense of history: Mike Leigh’s period cinema

By Alex Ramon

A sense of history: Mike Leigh’s period cinema
Features

“Servant? I’m nobody’s servant”: Dirk Bogarde in Pinterland 

By Josephine Botting

“Servant? I’m nobody’s servant”: Dirk Bogarde in Pinterland 
Where to begin

Where to begin with Clint Eastwood

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Clint Eastwood
Features

Beyond La Haine: how France’s new urban films are moving things forward

By Abiba Coulibaly

Beyond La Haine: how France’s new urban films are moving things forward
Features

“These were stars!”: how a forgotten teleseries put swinging London on the map

By Scott Anthony

“These were stars!”: how a forgotten teleseries put swinging London on the map
Features

Genre highlights at BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Philip Concannon

Genre highlights at BFI London Film Festival 2021
Talkies

Cine wanderer: Spatial stories

By Phuong Le

Cine wanderer: Spatial stories
Talkies

The director’s chair: Reggie Yates

By Reggie Yates

The director’s chair: Reggie Yates
Talkies

Off the shelf: Korean Cinema Fan Club

By Jonathan Ross

Off the shelf: Korean Cinema Fan Club
Talkies

The long take: No crying in journalism

By Pamela Hutchinson

The long take: No crying in journalism
Where to begin

Where to begin with Paul Schrader

By Brogan Morris

Where to begin with Paul Schrader
Features

Exploring Virtual Realities at the BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Rebecca Harrison

Exploring Virtual Realities at the BFI London Film Festival 2021
Then and now

How Hammer horror locations look today

By Adam Scovell

How Hammer horror locations look today
Features

The best of Experimenta at BFI London Film Festival 2021

By Ben Nicholson

The best of Experimenta at BFI London Film Festival 2021
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