Tony Rayns

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From the Sight and Sound archive

“The conclusion we came to about equality is that nobody really wants it”: Krzysztof Kieślowski on the Three Colours trilogy

In our June 1994 issue, we heard from the Polish auteur about his three-film masterwork, his homeland’s post-communism troubles and his retirement from filmmaking.

By Tony Rayns

“The conclusion we came to about equality is that nobody really wants it”: Krzysztof Kieślowski on the Three Colours trilogy
Reviews

The Goldfinger: an ostentatious Hong Kong crime thriller

By Tony Rayns

The Goldfinger: an ostentatious Hong Kong crime thriller
From the Sight and Sound archive

Lonesome tonight: Tony Rayns and Edward Yang on A Brighter Summer Day

By Tony Rayns

Lonesome tonight: Tony Rayns and Edward Yang on A Brighter Summer Day
From the Sight and Sound archive

Ozu Yasujiro, tofu maker

By Tony Rayns

Ozu Yasujiro, tofu maker
From the Sight and Sound archive

Kenneth Anger: inflammable desires

By Tony Rayns

Kenneth Anger: inflammable desires
Obituaries

Pema Tseden obituary: filmmaker who defined Tibetan cinema

By Tony Rayns

Pema Tseden obituary: filmmaker who defined Tibetan cinema
Reviews

Pacifiction: a hazy tropical fantasia

By Tony Rayns

Pacifiction: a hazy tropical fantasia
Features

Where the mountain meets the street: Terayama Shuji

By Tony Rayns

Where the mountain meets the street: Terayama Shuji
What to watch at LFF

Decision to Leave: the danger keeps spiralling in this tense tale of obsession

By Tony Rayns

Decision to Leave: the danger keeps spiralling in this tense tale of obsession
Reviews

One Second: a heartfelt but compromised vision

By Tony Rayns

One Second: a heartfelt but compromised vision
Reviews

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash: as juicy as it sounds

By Tony Rayns

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash: as juicy as it sounds
Reviews

Atlanta Season 3: a complex exploration of blackness and whiteness

By Tony Rayns

Atlanta Season 3: a complex exploration of blackness and whiteness
Reviews

Revolution of Our Times: A powerful tribute to Hong Kong’s protest movement

By Tony Rayns

Revolution of Our Times: A powerful tribute to Hong Kong’s protest movement
Features

Apichatpong on Memoria, his odyssey into the soundscapes of Colombia

By Tony Rayns

Apichatpong on Memoria, his odyssey into the soundscapes of Colombia
Best of 2021

2021: the year in East Asian cinema

By Tony Rayns

2021: the year in East Asian cinema
Reviews

Balloon puts a Tibetan family in a birth-control bind

By Tony Rayns

Balloon puts a Tibetan family in a birth-control bind
Reviews

Prisoners of the Ghostland sends Nic Cage on an uninspired action movie mission

By Tony Rayns

Prisoners of the Ghostland sends Nic Cage on an uninspired action movie mission
Reviews

Choked takes in middle-class Indian life from the gutter to the stars

By Tony Rayns

Choked takes in middle-class Indian life from the gutter to the stars
Reviews

Labyrinth of Cinema seeks peace through frenetic cinephilia

By Tony Rayns

Labyrinth of Cinema seeks peace through frenetic cinephilia
Reviews

A Sun follows a Taipei family through thunder and loss

By Tony Rayns

A Sun follows a Taipei family through thunder and loss
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
Best of 2020

The Truth: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure

By Tony Rayns

The Truth: Catherine Deneuve plays a monstrous movie star in Koreeda’s French adventure
Reviews

To the Ends of the Earth is a soppy satire that finds nothing new on its travels

By Tony Rayns

To the Ends of the Earth is a soppy satire that finds nothing new on its travels
Reviews

Rebecca returns to Manderlay, but no one’s home

By Tony Rayns

Rebecca returns to Manderlay, but no one’s home
Reviews

The Eight Hundred review: a puffed-up reprise of the defence of Shanghai

By Tony Rayns

The Eight Hundred review: a puffed-up reprise of the defence of Shanghai
Interviews

“Alan Moore pushed me to think less about the killer and more about the spirit of the times”: Bong Joon Ho on Memories of Murder

By Tony Rayns

“Alan Moore pushed me to think less about the killer and more about the spirit of the times”: Bong Joon Ho on Memories of Murder
Reviews

Two Days, One Night review

By Tony Rayns

Two Days, One Night review

Poet of time: Wong Kar-Wai on Chungking Express

By Tony Rayns

Poet of time: Wong Kar-Wai on Chungking Express
Reviews

First Love review: Takashi Miike adds romance into the mix of a lurid gang thriller

By Tony Rayns

First Love review: Takashi Miike adds romance into the mix of a lurid gang thriller
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