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  • Vertigo rises: the greatest film of all time?

    Vertigo rises: the greatest film of all time?

    Never has a work of ostensible light entertainment been this dark. Peter Matthews essays Alfred Hitchcock’s slow-burn masterpiece as it ascends to the summit of our 2012 Greatest Films of All Time poll.
    Friday 13 July 2018

  • The unveiling of the Greatest Films of All Time

    The unveiling of the Greatest Films of All Time

    Sight & Sound magazine has announced the long-awaited results of its once-a-decade poll of critics to determine the Greatest Films of All Time. In a room packed with writers, programmers and curators, editor Nick James began a countdown through the top ten.
    Thursday 2 August 2012

  • Credits and acknowledgements

    Credits and acknowledgements

    Without whom our biggest-ever Greatest Films of All Time poll would not have been possible…

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