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Sight & Sound: the June 2021 issue

Mark Kermode and Prano Bailey–Bond talk Censor and the 80s British censorship massacre. Read if you dare! Plus the history of ‘video nasties’, Kelly Reichardt on First Cow, Suzanne Lindon’s Spring Blossom, the sprawling brilliance of Robert Altman’s Nashville, and vintage Jack Nicholson.

Sight & Sound: the June 2021 issue
Reviews

Charlatan diagnoses fear and malady in post-war Czechoslavakia

By Carmen Gray

Charlatan diagnoses fear and malady in post-war Czechoslavakia
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On beauties and their beasts

By Marina Warner

On beauties and their beasts
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Zana explores a Kosovan town obsessed with a woman’s fertility

By Lisa Mullen

Zana explores a Kosovan town obsessed with a woman’s fertility
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Cowboys rides all guns blazing into its transgender childhood story

By Alex Davidson

Cowboys rides all guns blazing into its transgender childhood story
Interviews

Barry Jenkins is rebuilding American history with The Underground Railroad

By Devika Girish

Barry Jenkins is rebuilding American history with The Underground Railroad
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Antebellum is an unpleasantly brutal depiction of anti-Black racism

By Leila Latif

Antebellum is an unpleasantly brutal depiction of anti-Black racism
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The magazine

Our May 2021 issue

In our current issue, Barry Jenkins talks truth, justice and his powerfully resonant series adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize-winner The Underground Railroad. Plus Promising Young Woman and the virgin/whore trope, Aubrey Plaza on Black Bear, Martin Scorsese’s discovery of Joe Pesci, Dea Kulumbegashvili’s Beginning, and a classic Satyajit Ray interview.

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Our Martin Scorsese special issue

The second in our Auteurs series celebrating the work of the greatest auteur directors in history tells the full career story (so far) of Martin Scorsese, one of the greatest living filmmakers, via classic features, iconic images and incisive reviews.

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My Dream Palace

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras

By Nick Broomfield

“It was fairly anarchic…” Nick Broomfield recalls Greek cinema under the stars with all-natural extras

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown

By Katie McCabe

Ten key cinema workers on the way out of lockdown

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
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The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

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From our archives

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation

By Folke Isaksson

The dewdrop on a blade of grass: Satyajit Ray in conversation

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind

By Quentin Tarantino

“Monte Hellman made westerns unlike any before or since”: Quentin Tarantino hymns Ride in the Whirlwind

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974

By John Russell Taylor

“American audiences’ greater education seems to have evaporated”: Jack Nicholson interviewed in 1974
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