June 2012Moonrise Kingdom: the June 2012 issue

Wes Anderson’s 1965 island escape, plus Béla Tarr’s last testament, screenwriting with Paul Laverty and Jean-Claude Carrière, Arab Spring cinema and the art of Colonel Blimp

May 2012Aki Kaurismäki opens up:
the May 2012 issue

The droll Finnish master on Le Havre and the state of the world, plus Whit Stillman returns, Ben Rivers at sea, Guy Maddin in the Pompidou, film manifestos and Greatest-Film-Ever candidates Beau Travail and La Grande Illusion

April 2012Paolo Sorrentino’s This Must Be the Place: the April 2012 issue

Sean Penn as a Nazi-hunting rock star, plus the Dardennes, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Carl Dreyer, Death Row’s Werner Herzog and YouTube star Lena Dunham

March 2012Cronenberg, Jung, Freud, sex and death:
the March 2012 issue

David Cronenberg on A Dangerous Method, plus Martha Marcy May Marlene, Mulholland Dr., David Hockney, Repo Man and Gene Tierney

February 2012Sex, death, odysseys and cold climates:
the February 2012 issue

Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender on Shame, plus The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Ken Russell, John Akomfrah, Theo Angelopoulos and Charles Dickens

January 2012Review of the year:
the January 2012 issue

101 critics and curators on their films of the year; plus Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, Carol Morley’s Dreams of a Life, Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope and Pablo Giorgelli’s Las acacias


Ken Loach essay-writing competition results

Nick Bradshaw on the winners of our competition for young film writers

December 2011The Deep Blue Sea:
the December 2011 issue

On set with Terence Davies and company; plus Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Aleksandr Sokurov’s Faust, Michael Shannon in Take Shelter, Volker Schlöndorff’s The Tin Drum redux and the grisly Aussie Snowtown

November 2011London Film Festival special:
the November 2011 issue

Lynne Ramsay on We Need to Talk About Kevin, the Dardennes on The Kid with a Bike, Paddy Considine and Peter Mullan on Tyrannosaur, plus Miss Bala, new British documentaries and the state of 3D

October 2011Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy:
the October 2011 issue

Gary Oldman on stepping into Alec Guinness’s shoes as John le Carré’s mole-hunter George Smiley; plus a half-century of Ken Loach, Lars von Trier on Melancholia, Jane Eyre, Drive, Attenberg and The Story of Film

September 2011The Skin I Live In:
the September 2011 issue

Pedro Almodóvar’s bold sci-fi / horror / melodrama, plus Project Nim, Kill List, The Guard and Irish cinema, French Cancan, Dirk Bogarde and Requiem for a Village

Women on Film competition – the results

Tallying the entries for our amateur female film scribes’ challenge

August 2011Mildred Pierce: the August 2011 issue

Todd Haynes’s HBO re-adaptation of Mildred Pierce, plus Lee Chang-Dong’s Poetry, Jean-Luc Godard’s Film Socialisme, Last Year in Marienbad, L’avventura and the great age of cinematic modernism, and British Folk Cinema

July 2011The Tree of Life: the July 2011 issue

Terrence Malick’s spectacular Palme d’Or winner, plus more Cannes, Potiche, A Separation, Senna, Cutter’s Way, Spanish cinema after Franco and Soviet sci-fi

Fanny and AlexanderBergman the changeling?

Geoffrey Macnab on the late Swedish master’s ongoing troubles with mother

June 2011Forgotten pleasures of the multiplex:
the June 2011 issue

The mainstream marvels that pop culture forgot, plus families under war in Algeria and Chad, Miike Takashi’s 13 Assassins, 100 goats in the land of Pythagoras and Direct Cinema’s late Richard Leacock

May 2011The third coming of Wim Wenders:
The May 2011 issue

Pina, 3D documentary and al fresco dance, Meek’s Cutoff’s frontier women, Arctic apocalypse How I Ended This Summer, movie-montage timepiece The Clock, early Bernardo Bertolucci and the mysteries of Vertigo

April 2011In defence of Woody Allen:
The April 2011 issue

Re-evaluating late Woody Allen, plus an interview; Werner Herzog’s 3D cave paintings, Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood brought to screen, Béla Tarr’s Berlinale showstopper and Jerzy Skolimowski’s Essential Killing

March 2011François Truffaut: The March 2011 issue

Truffaut’s critical reception in Britain, David O. Russell on The Fighter, boxing in the movies, Nic Roeg’s early films, Mark Romanek and Kazuo Ishiguro on Never Let Me Go, and Rafi Pitts on Jafar Panahi and filmmaking in Iran

February 2011Black Swan: The February 2011 issue

Splitting toenails with Darren Aronofsky, stuck in a hole with Danny Boyle, riding the frontier with Jeff Bridges and the Coen brothers, taking up arms with Peter Mullan and marriage-counselling Howard Hawks

January 2011Fame and (mis)fortune: The January 2011 issue

2010 in review, Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere, David Thomson on Citizen Kane and the Greatest Films of All Time, Of Gods and Men, The Shop Around the Corner and trailblazing animator Len Lye


December 2010Uncle Boonmee: The December 2010 issue

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Peeping Tom at 50, the late Arthur Penn, Frank Capra before he was ‘Capraesque’ and British post-war documentaries

Diego Luna and Alex Dudok de Wit2010 S&S Young Journalist Competition: the results

The entries – and results – for our second competition for young wannabe interviewers

Movie Con IIIFan convention notes: Movie Con III

Paul O’Callaghan surrenders to fan fever and a full day’s unveiling of everything from Stallone’s The Expendables to Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

September 2010Latin American special: The September 2010 issue

The decade-long Latin American cinema renaissance; Bong Joon-ho; David Thomson on Bob Rafelson; Abbas Kiarostami and Juliette Binoche; Czech legend Frantisek Vlácil, Australian Outback fables, and The Illusionist

August 2010The old, weird Britain: The August 2010 issue

Folk rituals and traditions in British films, from The Wicker Man to artists’ movies. Plus Dennis Hopper remembered, ‘secret Brazilian’ Alberto Cavalcanti, Catherine Breillat’s Bluebeard and Gainsbourg

July 2010Kurosawa Akira: The July 2010 issue

Remembering the Japanese master on his centenary, with new features and vintage interviews. Plus the best of Cannes, interviews with Francis Ford Coppola and Alain Renais, the slow-cinema debates and White Material

June 2010Violent cops: The June 2010 issue

Herzog’s The Bad Lieutenant Port of Call: New Orleans, Winterbottom’s The Killer Inside Me and Austrian thriller Revanche. Plus a new generation of British TV writers, Four Lions and the best film books ever

Four Lions: Bradford premiereFour Lions: Bradford premiere

Kate Taylor reports on the public UK unveiling of Chris Morris’s satire of bumbling suicide bombers

May 2010Italian Cinema Special: The May 2010 issue

I Am Love, Vincere and the new generation of Italian filmmakers emerging from the country’s long shadows. Plus The Ghost, Dogtooth and 24 City

April 2010Madhouses: The April 2010 issue

Down the rabbitholes with Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Fritz Lang’s 1930s Berlin and Warwick Thornton’s Samson & Delilah

March 2010Death and the cinema: The March 2010 issue

Tom Ford’s A Single Man, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Father of My Children, Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman and our end-of-year obituaries. Plus Caucasian folk magician Sergei Parajanov

February 2010The Noughties in review: The February 2010 issue

Our February special issue looks back at the last decade to reflect on the state of 21st Century Cinema so far – and nominates 30 key films of the decade. Plus A Prophet, The Road, Up in the Air and new light on Ozu Yasujiro


Diego Luna and Alex Dudok de Wit2009 S&S Young Journalist Competition: youth on the march

Tallying the entries for the inaugural Sight & Sound Young Journalist Competition

Tug of loveTug of love

Nick James helps Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins drag a cinema across the Highlands

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Last Updated: 04 May 2012