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2019 in review

  • The 50 best films of 2019

    The 50 best films of 2019

    Our poll of 100 Sight & Sound contributors has produced a list of 50 outstanding reasons for film watching – capped by a triumphant top movie that finds its British female director both looking back and moving forward.
    Friday 29 November 2019

  • The best TV series of 2019

    The best TV series of 2019

    Our inaugural critics’ poll of the top ten television series of 2019 offers a tantalising mix of comedy, horror and drama – and holds up a mirror to our age. See how 37 television critics judged the year, including Molly Haskell’s extended take on Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag.
    Monday 6 January 2020

  • The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2019

    The best Blu-rays (and DVDs) of 2019

    Cinema lives on in these lovingly curated home-media releases, offering an amazing swathe of cult, classic and rediscovered marvels. We highlight the top ten from nearly 100 recommendations.
    Tuesday 26 November 2019

  • The best video essays of 2019

    The best video essays of 2019

    Our annual survey of moving-image criticism in movie form features recommendations from 39 essayists and experts, recommending videos that explore the powers and possibilities of cinema and more. Ariel Avissar, Will DiGravio and Grace Lee introduce the poll.
    Friday 10 January 2020

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  • An A-Z of the 2010s in film

    An A-Z of the 2010s in film

    What were the movies like in the 2010s? We offer you 26 takes on the decade.
    Sunday 2 February 2020

  • The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

    The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

    In our biggest ever film critics’ poll, the list of best movies ever made has a new top film, ending the 50-year reign of Citizen Kane.
    Wednesday 1 August 2012

  • The Greatest Documentaries of All Time poll

    The Greatest Documentaries of All Time poll

    What are the greatest documentaries ever made? We polled 340 critics, programmers and filmmakers in the search for authoritative answers.

  • The best films of 2020… so far

    The best films of 2020… so far

    An ongoing tally of the movies we’ve most loved this year – from those that have been through British cinemas to those that have delighted us at festivals.

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