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The best video essays of 2021

Introspection and the act of watching emerged as recurring themes across a year in which video makers responded to the realities of a continuing pandemic. Our poll of 30 video essayists, academics, critics and filmmakers highlights 120 recommendations.

By Ariel Avissar

The best video essays of 2021
Reviews

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s flawed but moving portrait of the Troubles

By Trevor Johnston

Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s flawed but moving portrait of the Troubles
Reviews

The Matrix: Resurrections is a welcome antidote to generic blockbusters

By Adam Nayman

The Matrix: Resurrections is a welcome antidote to generic blockbusters
Features

Apichatpong on Memoria, his odyssey into the soundscapes of Colombia

By Tony Rayns

Apichatpong on Memoria, his odyssey into the soundscapes of Colombia
Features

Rediscovery: Simone Barbès ou la Vertu

By Elena Lazic

Rediscovery: Simone Barbès ou la Vertu
From the Sight and Sound archive

“My thoughts on the New Wave are not uplifting”: Truffaut interviewed in 1979

By Don Allen

“My thoughts on the New Wave are not uplifting”: Truffaut interviewed in 1979
From the Sight and Sound archive

Hitchcockery: Truffaut and Bogdanovich, under the Master’s influence

By Penelope Houston

Hitchcockery: Truffaut and Bogdanovich, under the Master’s influence
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The magazine

Our November 2021 issue

50 years after its release, we reveal the untold stories behind A Clockwork Orange, as seen through the relationship between author Anthony Burgess and director Stanley Kubrick + Edgar Wright on Last Night in Soho, Jeymes Samuel on The Harder They Fall, Małgorzata Szumowska on Never Gonna Snow Again, Todd Haynes’s The Velvet Underground, the best of Venice and much more…

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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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Polls and surveys

The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

The 50 best films of 2020

The 50 best films of 2020

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women

The female gaze: 100 overlooked films directed by women
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From our archives

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

By Janet Bergstrom

Keeping a distance: Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman

An audience with Howard Hawks

By Joseph McBride

An audience with Howard Hawks

Rhapsody in blue: Barry Jenkins on Moonlight

By Gaylene Gould

Rhapsody in blue: Barry Jenkins on Moonlight
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