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Features

Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience

Ben Sharrock’s Limbo is a tragicomic portrait of a group of asylum seekers passing time on a remote Scottish island. As it arrives in UK cinemas, we examine a growing body of films over the past two decades that have sought to reframe our understanding of the refugee experience.

By Agnes Woolley

Strangers in a strange land: how films are reframing the refugee experience
Festivals

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up

By Jonathan Romney

Cannes 2021: Un Certain Regard round-up
Where to begin

Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Jaume Collet-Serra
Features

Target for Tonight: the classic RAF bombing-raid documentary turns 80

By Alex Prideaux

Target for Tonight: the classic RAF bombing-raid documentary turns 80
Festivals

Directors’ Fortnight: round-up

By James Lattimer

Directors’ Fortnight: round-up
Features

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man

By Alex Barrett

Early Bergman: the genius of the angry young man
Where to begin

Where to begin with Bette Davis

By Chloe Walker

Where to begin with Bette Davis
Features

Cartoon controversy: How censorship shaped the fate of popular animated franchises

By Sophie Determan

Cartoon controversy: How censorship shaped the fate of popular animated franchises
Then and now

Get Carter at 50: how the Tyneside locations look today

By Adam Scovell

Get Carter at 50: how the Tyneside locations look today
From the Sight and Sound archive

Italian auteurs and American upstarts: the Cannes Film Festival in 1976

By Penelope Houston

Italian auteurs and American upstarts: the Cannes Film Festival in 1976
Features

Up in flames: the ending of Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop

By Adam Solomons

Up in flames: the ending of Monte Hellman’s Two-Lane Blacktop
Then and now

Brighton Rock: in search of the locations for the vicious British noir

By Adam Scovell

Brighton Rock: in search of the locations for the vicious British noir
Where to begin

Where to begin with Thomas Vinterberg

By Paul Ridd

Where to begin with Thomas Vinterberg
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
Features

Memories of Menelik Shabazz, 1954-2021

Memories of Menelik Shabazz, 1954-2021
Features

“She knocked the brown right out of me!” Heritage, big-screen comedy and Two Dosas

By Ian Mantgani

“She knocked the brown right out of me!” Heritage, big-screen comedy and Two Dosas
Features

Jill Craigie: the woman who did

By Lillian Crawford

Jill Craigie: the woman who did
Features

“I'm a minimalist”: the dramatic stillness of Mads Mikkelsen

By Ryan Gilbey

“I'm a minimalist”: the dramatic stillness of Mads Mikkelsen
Features

Mixed identities and superheroes

By Hanna Flint

Mixed identities and superheroes
Features

“She’s behind you!”: a list of the times the ‘resident brown girl’ missed the mark

By Maansi Kalyan

“She’s behind you!”: a list of the times the ‘resident brown girl’ missed the mark
Features

Into the memory forest: a collective gallery

Into the memory forest: a collective gallery
But Where Are You Really From?

T A P E story board

T A P E story board
But Where Are You Really From?

Home Is Elsewhere: a photography series by Amaal Said

By Amaal Said

Home Is Elsewhere: a photography series by Amaal Said
Features

The nation’s wagging finger: celebrating 75 years of the COI’s public information films

By Sarah Castagnetti, Michelle Kirby and others

The nation’s wagging finger: celebrating 75 years of the COI’s public information films
Features

The sprawling brilliance of Robert Altman’s Nashville

By Geoff Andrew

The sprawling brilliance of Robert Altman’s Nashville
Features

The long goodbye: has cinema finally learned how to depict dementia?

By Guy Lodge

The long goodbye: has cinema finally learned how to depict dementia?
Where to begin

Where to begin with Paul W.S. Anderson

By Matthew Thrift

Where to begin with Paul W.S. Anderson
Features

Tanu Muino has conquered the music video world – and she’s just getting started

By Sydney Urbanek

Tanu Muino has conquered the music video world – and she’s just getting started
From the Sight and Sound archive

Salaam Bombay! ranks with the masterpieces of neo-realism

By Alex Dudok de Wit

Salaam Bombay! ranks with the masterpieces of neo-realism
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