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Jean-Luc Godard: a Sight & Sound special
In the first of a new series celebrating the work of the greatest auteur directors in history, we delve into the Sight & Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin archives to tell the full career story – so far – of JLG, via classic features, iconic images and incisive reviews.
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Sight & Sound: the December 2019 issue
Eyes Wide Shut at 20: reappraising Stanley Kubrick’s last film. Plus Succession, Atlantics, Marriage Story, I Lost My Body and the movie musical.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the November 2019 issue
Martin Scorsese on Robert De Niro and The Irishman. Plus Joaquin Phoenix, Monos and Maurice Pialat’s New French Realism.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the October 2019 issue
Brad Pitt in James Gray’s Ad Astra, plus For Sama, The Last Tree and R.W. Paul.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the September 2019 issue
Quentin Tarantino on the genesis of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Plus Sharon Tate, Pedro Almodóvar on Pain and Glory, Christian Petzold on Transit and the making of Cary Grant.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the August 2019 issue
British cinema special: Blinded by the Light, The Souvenir, multicultural British heritage cinema, new British talents and the future of the British film industry. Plus Midsommar, Our Time, and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the July 2019 issue
Jim Jarmusch’s The Dead Don’t Die and the best of Cannes; the Golden Age of Mexican cinema; Andrew Bujalski’s Support the Girls; and the legacy of Pauline Kael.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the June 2019 issue
Into deep space with Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson for High Life. Plus the fever and ferment of Germany’s Weimar-era cinema, and László Nemes’s Son of Saul.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the May 2019 issue
Design, and male figures in Stanley Kubrick’s cinema; plus Koreeda Hirokazu, Happy as Lazarro, Jordan Peele on Us, Ash Is Purest White, Dragged Across Concrete and Hirokazu Koreeda.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the April 2019 issue
In praise of binge TV, plus Border, The White Crow, Ray & Liz, Out of Blue and female noir.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the March 2019 issue
The versatile and complex performances of Barbara Stanwyck; plus If Beale Street Could Talk, Burning, Capernaum and our annual obituaries round-up.Read this page
Sight & Sound: the January/February 2019 issue
In our biggest issue ever: Roma, The Favourite, Robert Redord, Alexander Korda, Laurel & Hardy, plus our Films of 2018 poll with 32 pages of analyses of the year in cinema.Read this page
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