Sight and Sound back issues, indexes and archive

Browse and order our past issues, including specials; download our annual indexes; access our complete digital archive.

Sight & Sound magazine library spines

Our complete digital archive

The complete archive of Sight & Sound magazine (dating back to 1932) and the Monthly Film Bulletin (1932-1991) is available in digital form for your desktop.

Search, bookmark and print high-quality PDFs; create and email JPG clippings. Access is included for S&S print subscribers or can be purchased for £35.

Further details are available on the Subscriptions page below, and on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Annual indexes

The Sight & Sound Annual Indexes for 2013-20 are available to download and print here. The listings include subject, director, film title, contributor and more and provide a comprehensive index of the entire contents of each Sight & Sound print issue over the course of the whole year.

Special issue: The Auteurs series

Back issues

Ordering back issues

Because of the pandemic lockdown, Abacus, our subscription bureau, is currently unable to send out back issues. The current issue and a limited supply of back issues are still available for purchase at BFI Shop, though there may be some expected postal delays and prices may vary.

The usual prices via our subscription bureau are: