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5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 15 to 17 January

Conspiracy, missions behind enemy lines and erotic woodland encounters – what are you watching this weekend?

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
Top 10

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
Top 10

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
Top 10

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
Top 10

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
Top 10

10 great films about cinemagoing

By Leigh Singer

10 great films about cinemagoing
Top 10

Marlene Dietrich: 10 essential films

By Chloe Walker

Marlene Dietrich: 10 essential films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 27 to 29 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 27 to 29 November
Deep focus

Twenty-first century noir

By Nick James

Twenty-first century noir
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 20 to 22 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 20 to 22 November
Top 10

10 great Japanese teen films

By Jasper Sharp

10 great Japanese teen films
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 13 to 15 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 13 to 15 November
Top 10

Stanley Tucci: 10 essential performances

By Matthew Thrift

Stanley Tucci: 10 essential performances
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 6 to 8 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 6 to 8 November
Top 10

10 great American election films

By Ian Mantgani

10 great American election films
Lists

Sean Connery (1930-2020): 10 films to remember him by

By Brogan Morris

Sean Connery (1930-2020): 10 films to remember him by
Lists

7 spooky shorts for Halloween

By Adam Scovell

7 spooky shorts for Halloween
5 things to watch

5 things to watch this weekend – 30 October to 1 November

By Samuel Wigley

5 things to watch this weekend – 30 October to 1 November
Lists

A very British Halloween: 10 classic UK horror films

By David Parkinson

A very British Halloween: 10 classic UK horror films
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