aka "Sight & Sound"
General, Mainstream Monthly Magazine from London ,United Kingdom

- First issue: 1991
- General cinema.
- Took its present form in May 1991 with the incorporation of Monthly Film Bulletin. Prior to that it was published quarterly.
- Half the magazine contains great articles on various topics and the other half has the film reviews for the contemporary releases. I especially like the full synopsis given for every movie: No surprises when you 're watching The Crying Game for the first time.
- Published by the British Film Institute.
- Monthly, 70 colour pages in A4 format.
- Published by British Film Institute (BFI)
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CONTENTS: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 All GALLERIES: 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 All

Issue 20
December 1992
The men's room: article on international art-house violence
Blade Runner: Telling the Difference: Philip Strick on the director's cut
Nights at the Opera: Tony Rayns set report from Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine
Out of the ashes: Brian De Palma interview
Overwhelming bodies: Mike O'Pray on surrealist preoccupations with the body
The Sight and Sound Top Ten: 250 Verdicts: top ten films from film-makers and critics with articles
Film reviews: Blue Ice, Death Becomes Her, Don't Move Die And Rise Again, Electric Moon, Elenya, Midnight Sting, Mo' Money, Peter's Friends, Raising Cain, Simple Men, Sister Act, Slacker, Sneakers, Tetsuo II: Bodyhammer, This Is My Life, The Waterdance.
Television films: Bye Bye Baby, Running Late, Seconds Out.

Issue 19
November 1992
Wars and peace: Michael Mann interview
Gothic shadows: Freddie Francis interview on horror
Conquistadors' cinema: Peter Wollen on Ridley Scott's 1492
Comic positions: Chris Wagstaff on two sequences from De Sica's Bicycle Thieves
Writers' television: article on tenth anniversary of Film on Four
Into a new world: four Russian film-makers on old Soviet cinema
Books: Film preservation
Film reviews: Boomerang, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Crying Game, Danzon, 1492: Conquest Of Paradise, Glengarry Glen Ross, Husbands And Wives, The Last Of The Mohicans, A League Of Their Own, Mon Pere Ce Heros, Montalvo And The Child, My Father Is Coming, Prague, Rapid Fire, Single White Female, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Unlawful Entry.
Television films: Black And Blue, Disaster At Valdez.
Short films: The Brooch Pin And The Sinful Clasp, Feet Of Song, The Stain.

Issue 18
October 1992
Beauty and the beasts: Marina Warner explores the fairy tale
Shadowing the hero: article and interview with Clint Eastwood about Unforgiven
Out of the ghetto: Michael E. Dyson on what fuels black cinema
Remembering Michael Powell: celebration of the director
Outrageous proportions: Women's animation films
Improving Mr. Welles: Jonathan Rosenbaum on the 'new' Othello
Before Bond: Sean Connery history article
Television: new BBC serials
Books: Nicolas Roeg
Film reviews: Amantes/Lovers, As You Like it, Beauty And The Beast, Bitter Moon, California Man, Carry On Columbus, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, City Of Joy, Gas Food Lodging, The Hours And Times, Juice, Knight Moves, Secret Friends, Straight Out Of Brooklyn, Strictly Ballroom, Thunderheart, Unforgiven, White Men Can't Jump, Wuthering Heights.
Television films: Born Kicking, A Very Polish Practice.
Short films: Between Two Worlds, Capoeira Quickstep, Mad Bad Mortal Beings, Public Enemy/Private Friends, Rosebud, Shakti.

Issue 17
September 1992
Once upon a time in Paris: interview and article on Leos Carax's Les Amants du Pont Neuf
Quality time: Jonathan Powell interview about the BBC
Blow up a storm: the making of Dust Devil: set report and article on Richard Stanley's follow-up to Hardware
Filming Fascism: Is history just an old movie: Thomas Elsaesser on Syberberg's Hitler
Dietrich's Destiny: Marjorie Garber on Dietrich's cross-dressing influence
Passionate uncertainty: Angela McRobbie on Chantal Akerman
(New Queer Cinema: Supplement)
Television: presidential campaign and the news
Books: Cagney, Bogart, Garfield
Film reviews: Les Amants Du Pont-Neuf, Bob Roberts, Cousin Bobby, Hitler A Film From Germany, Housesitter, Immaculate Conception, Jersey Girl, Just Like A Woman, The News Boys, Night And Day, Once Upon A Crime, Patriot Games, The Power Of One, Stone Cold, Swoon, Universal Soldier, Waterland, White Sands, Without You I'm Nothing.
Short films: The Death Of Stalinism In Bohemia, Dreamland Express, J.S.Bach Fantasia, Knick Knack, Time Out.

Issue 16
August 1992
Roadside attractions: Jim Jarmusch article and interview
Fire and ice: set report from Sally Potter's Orlando
Carry on camp: article on the Carry On films
Hard boiled: Tony Rayns on John Woo
Delirious Projections: Peter Wollen traces the history of the film city
Satyajit Ray: Saeed Jaffrey, Sir Richard Attenborough and Ashish Rajadhyaksha on the director
Books: Film Classics
Film reviews: Alien 3, Batman Returns, The Butcher's Wife, Dakota Road, Daydream Believer, Far And Away, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, The Fountain, Freddie As F.R.O.7., Homework/La Tarea, Honor Bound, Lethal Weapon 3, Masala, Night On Earth, Noises Off, Off And Running, Pepi Luci Bom, Sleepwalkers, Stepkids, Waiting.
Television films: An Ungentlemanly Act.

Issue 15
July 1992
Invading bodies: Alien3 article by Amy Taubin and others
Falling out of love: Serge Daney's critique of Annuad's The Lover
Branded images: Graham Murdock on product placement
I am a believer: Michael Eaton on Michael Tolkin's The Rapture and interview
The bitter tears of RWF: Fassbinder celebration on tenth anniversary of his death
Innocence unprotected: interview with Serbian film-maker Dusan Makavejev
Books: Early cinema
Film reviews:L' Amant/The Lover, Autobus, Beethoven, The Best Intentions, Book Of Love, The Cutting Edge, Def By Temptation, Double X, The Five Heartbeats, The Gladiator, Johnny Suede, The Little Gang, Love Crimes, Marquis, My Cousin Vinny, Paradise, The Player, The Rapture, Ruby, Split Second, Straight Talk, Treasure Island, Turtle Beach.

Issue 14
June 1992
Laughing and killing: article on The Player and interview with Robert Altman
Writers talk: Screenwriters article
Burning down the house: Amy Taubin on Atom Egoyan's The Adjuster
Spectacular stories: review of Raymond Bernard's career by Lenny Borger
From Atlanta to Dublin: article on The Playboys and cinematic Irishness
Off our backs: article on Monika Treut
Television: Channel 5 prospects
Books: Soviet cinema
Film reviews: The Adjuster, Broadway Bound, The Dark Wind, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, Final Analysis, The Inner Circle, Kuffs, The Lawnmower Man, The Long Day Closes, The Lunatic, The Magic Riddle, The Mambo Kings, Medicine Man, Memoirs Of An Invisible Man, Missing Pieces, The Playboys, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, Wayne's World.
Television films: Common Pursuit, The Law Lord, Memento Mori.
Short films: The Big Shave, It's Not Just You Murray, What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place Like This?

Issue 13
May 1992
Halfway to paradise: article on Terence Davies' The Long Day Closes by John Caughie
Getting even: Carol Clover on rape-revenge movies
Shape of time: Errol Morris interview
Tony Richardson and the charge of the light brigade: Vanessa Redgrave celebrates the director's achievements
Black and white: John Akomfrah's Who Needs a Heart and Michael X
Sexual noise: article on Antonioni's Blow-up
Books: Women film critics
Film reviews: Basic Instict, Dream On, Europa, Europa Europa, Freejack, Grand Canyon, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Howards End, An Imaginary Tale, Kikuchi, Lost In Siberia, Meet The Feebles, Men Of Respect, Naked Lunch, Rebecca's Daughters, Ricochet, Scorchers, Time Will Tell, Until The End Of The World, Van Gogh, Volere Volare.
Television films: The Count Of Solar, My Sister Wife, Utz.
Short films: The Comb, Grey Wolf And Little Red Riding Hood, Invisible Man In Blind Love, Manipulation, Two Sisters.

Issue 12
April 1992
Revelations: Wim Wenders interview about Until the End of the World
Scorsese's masquerade: Pam Cook on femininity and Cape Fear
Boys and girls come out to play: Lizzie Francke on Hollywood's second childhood
Rivette and the end of cinema: Thomas Elsaesser on La Belle Noiseuse
As time goes by: article on John Cassavetes
Dressed to kill: article on Pedro Almodovar
Future imperfect: article on political film and broadcasting policies
Books: Fallen women films
Film reviews: Afraid Of The Dark, At Play In The Field Of The Lord, La Belle Noiseuse, Bugsy, Cross My Heart, Deceived, The Doctor, High Heels/Tacones Lejanos, Hook, I Don't Kiss/J'Embrasse Pas, Late For Dinner, Light Sleeper, My Own Private Idaho, Necessary Roughness, Rush, Salmonberries, Shining Through, Till There Was You, Urga.
Television films: Adam Bede, The Last Romantics.

Issue 11
March 1992
David Cronenberg: The wrong body by Amy Taubin; fatal knowledge by Micheal O'Pray; interview by Mark Kermode
Family plots: Ginette Vincendeau on father-daughter relationships in French cinema
On the road: two new challenging TV documentaries
Kieslowski: Crossing over: Tony Rayns on the director's importance
The same dark drift: Jonathan Romney on the animation of the Brothers Quay
Whose studio is it anyway?: Jennine Lanoutte on Germany's Hollywood
Books: Merchant Ivory
Film reviews: Black Robe, Blame It On The Bellboy, Cape Fear, Coupe De Ville, Double Impact, The Double Life Of Veronique, Driving Me Crazy, Father Of The Bride, Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe, Hear My Song, Hello Hemingway, The Last Boy Scout, Life On A String, The Man In The Moon, Mobsters-The Evil Empire, The Prince Of Tides, Problem Child 2, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Strip Jack Naked: Nighthawks II, True Love.
Television films: Flea Bites, The Grass Arena, The Lost Language Of Cranes.

Issue 10
February 1992
Sacred and profane: article on Scorsese's Cape Fear by J. Hoberman
Hall of mirrors: Jonathan Romney on set with Raul Ruiz
Homelands: interview with Palestinian directors Michel Khleifi and Omar Al-Qattan
John and Oliver's bogus adventure: article on Oliver Stone's JFK
Invisible eye: Documentary think piece
Books: News in the US
Film reviews: All I Want For Christmas, Barton Fink, Curly Sue, Death In Brunswick, Enchanted April, The Favour The Watch And The Very Big Fish, For The Boys, Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare, Hors La Vie, Jacquot De Nantes, JFK, K2, Life On A String, Little Man Tate, The Monk, My Girl, The People Under The Stairs, The Pleasure Principle, Raise The Red Lantern, Tales From The Darkside: The Movie, Voyager, Year Of The Gun.

Issue 9
January 1992
Objects of desire: interview and article on Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho
Not the classic serial: Do novels such as The Men's Room and Clarissa make good television?
Always the outsider: Doris Dorrie interview
Double lives: Bunuel and Belle de Jour
Elegance versus vehemence: Raymond Durgnat on film acting
Books: comedy and critics
Film reviews: The Addams Family, An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, Bill & Ted's Bogus Adventure, Billy Bathgate, The Bridge, Delicatessen, Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Hot Shots, The Indian Runner, Liebestraum, Matador, Merci La Vie, Mississippi Masala, New Year's Day, One Full Moon, Rhapsody In August, Suburban Commando, Switch, Toto The Hero, V.I. Warshawski.
Television films: Alive And Kicking, A Question Of Attribution.

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