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5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 February

Twisted thrills, nocturnal odysseys and the daddy of all Vietnam war films – what are you watching this weekend?

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 26 to 28 February
My Dream Palace

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas

By Thomas Flew

Let there be projector light: 80 films that take us inside cinemas
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 February

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 19 to 21 February
Lists

The most anticipated films of 2021

By Thomas Flew, Devika Girish and others

The most anticipated films of 2021
Lists

The most anticipated television of 2021

By Pamela Hutchinson

The most anticipated television of 2021
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 February

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 12 to 14 February
10 great

10 great films about queer history

By Jack King

10 great films about queer history
Lists

Lana Turner: 10 essential films

By Chloe Walker

Lana Turner: 10 essential films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 February

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 5 to 7 February
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 29 to 31 January

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 29 to 31 January
10 great

10 great British films of 1971

By Kat Ellinger

10 great British films of 1971
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 22 to 24 January

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 22 to 24 January
10 great

10 great last films by British directors

By David Parkinson

10 great last films by British directors
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 15 to 17 January

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 15 to 17 January
Lists

100 great films streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime – updated for winter 2021

By Samuel Wigley

100 great films streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime – updated for winter 2021
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 8 to 10 January

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 8 to 10 January
From the Sight and Sound archive

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts

By James Bell, Tom Charity and others

Remake/remodel: 45 weird and wonderful alternative film cuts
Lists

Humphrey Bogart: 10 essential films

By Chloe Walker

Humphrey Bogart: 10 essential films
The best of 2020

The best film books of 2020

The best film books of 2020
Lists

23 films to watch on TV this Christmas

By Samuel Wigley

23 films to watch on TV this Christmas
10 great

10 great Japanese winter films

By Matthew Thrift

10 great Japanese winter films
Lists

Kristen Wiig: 6 essential performances

By Lou Thomas

Kristen Wiig: 6 essential performances
Lists

Kenneth More: 10 essential films

By David Parkinson

Kenneth More: 10 essential films
Lists

Barbara Windsor: 5 roles to remember her by

By David Parkinson

Barbara Windsor: 5 roles to remember her by
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 December

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 11 to 13 December
10 great

10 great Christmas short films

By Scott Jordan Harris

10 great Christmas short films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 December

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 4 to 6 December
Lists

The best British TV of 2020, picked by BFI curators

By Robin Baker, Josephine Botting and others

The best British TV of 2020, picked by BFI curators
10 great

10 great films about cinemagoing

By Leigh Singer

10 great films about cinemagoing
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