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In the beginning: cinema’s murky origin story

Everyone knows that the Lumière brothers invented cinema, right? Well, up to a point: the story is more complicated than that…

By Peter Domankiewicz

In the beginning: cinema’s murky origin story
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice

By Margaret Hinxman

“Bogarde is exactly ripe for this role”: on the set of Visconti’s Death in Venice
In partnership with JNTO

A cinephile’s guide to Japan

By Jasper Sharp

A cinephile’s guide to Japan
Features

The many faces of Arsène Lupin

By Pamela Hutchinson

The many faces of Arsène Lupin
In partnership with JNTO

Kawase Naomi: looking from the outside in

By Jasper Sharp

Kawase Naomi: looking from the outside in
From the Sight and Sound archive

“I am NOT going to write my memoirs!”: Gloria Swanson talks pictures

By Rui Nogueira

“I am NOT going to write my memoirs!”: Gloria Swanson talks pictures
Features

Power to the people: Shaka King on Judas and the Black Messiah

By Nicholas Russell

Power to the people: Shaka King on Judas and the Black Messiah
In partnership with JNTO

Tokyo rising: how Japan’s new wave rose – and broke

By Donald Richie

Tokyo rising: how Japan’s new wave rose – and broke
Festivals

Rotterdam round-up: the best of the 2021 IFFR

By Kambole Campbell

Rotterdam round-up: the best of the 2021 IFFR
Features

Ways of filming: Mike Dibb in profile

By Matthew Harle

Ways of filming: Mike Dibb in profile
From the Sight and Sound archive

Funeral in Berlin: Marlene Dietrich and Germany

By Gertrud Koch

Funeral in Berlin: Marlene Dietrich and Germany
In partnership with JNTO

Eight new visions of Japan on screen in 2021

By Jasper Sharp

Eight new visions of Japan on screen in 2021
From the Sight and Sound archive

Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema

By Amy Taubin

Wolves, lambs – and Clarice Starling: the rise of the serial killer in 1990s cinema
From the Sight and Sound archive

How to dramatise a plague: a brief history of Aids on screen

By Simon McCallum

How to dramatise a plague: a brief history of Aids on screen
Obituaries

A good bird: remembering Barbara Windsor

By Hannah Mackay

A good bird: remembering Barbara Windsor
From the Sight and Sound archive

The needle and the damage done: Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread

By James Bell

The needle and the damage done: Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread
Obituaries

The departed: the filmmakers we lost in 2020

By Bob Mastrangelo

The departed: the filmmakers we lost in 2020
Obituaries

Sarah Maldoror was a trailblazer in anti-colonial cinema with an engagingly eclectic oeuvre

By Sukhdev Sandhu

Sarah Maldoror was a trailblazer in anti-colonial cinema with an engagingly eclectic oeuvre
From the Sight and Sound archive

Witness to a killing: the Maysles brothers on Gimme Shelter

By Robert Phillip Kolker

Witness to a killing: the Maysles brothers on Gimme Shelter
Features

The legendary Artavazd Pelechian unveils a much-anticipated new film

By Michael Atkinson

The legendary Artavazd Pelechian unveils a much-anticipated new film
Features

Alex Wheatle shows us that history is not enough

By Jay Bernard

Alex Wheatle shows us that history is not enough
From the Sight and Sound archive

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies

By Nick Pinkerton

Les bon temps rouler: rolling with Les Blank’s good-time movies
Features

Red, White and Blue shows us the loneliness of the Black police reformer

By Gary Younge

Red, White and Blue shows us the loneliness of the Black police reformer
From the Sight and Sound archive

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York

By Iain Sinclair

“Welcome to the circle. Bang bang”: Iain Sinclair on King of New York
Features

Lovers Rock is a precious hand-me-down of hazy weekends past

By Candice Carty-Williams

Lovers Rock is a precious hand-me-down of hazy weekends past
From the Sight and Sound archive

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition

By Lizzie Borden

Blood and redemption: Lizzie Borden on Raging Bull and male inhibition
Features

Blackness, labour, place: the radical cinema of Kevin Jerome Everson

By Elena Gorfinkel

Blackness, labour, place: the radical cinema of Kevin Jerome Everson
Features

Mangrove gives voice to Black British Power

By Kehinde Andrews

Mangrove gives voice to Black British Power
My Dream Palace

Małgorzata Szumowska on American movies and communist Krakow

By Malgorzata Szumowska

Małgorzata Szumowska on American movies and communist Krakow
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