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 68
December 1996
A man for all seasons: article on Samuel L. Jackson
From the top of the hill: Mohsen Makhmalbaf interview about Gabbeh
Rising below vulgarity: Gordon Burn on the Russ Meyer myth
The media do influence us: David Miller and Greg Philo counterpunch
Edging close to the bone: A. L. Kennedy's set report from John Byrne's The Slab Boys
G for gags
Ghosts from the civil war: Ronan Bennett and Tom Paulin on Michael Collins
The Box: Common As Muck


Issue 67
November 1996
On the brink: Lizzie Francke on Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady
If you are not for us: Misha Glenny on Underground and Pretty Village, Pretty Flame
Body talk: Peter Greenaway on his film The Pillow Book
The Big Casino: John Powers on cinematic Las Vegas
F for fashion
Books: the need for the critic by Paul Julian Smith
The Box: Satanic drama at the BBC

Issue 66
October 1996
Ready to explode: career profile of Christopher Eccleston and Jude
Naked miracles: Stig Bjorkman interviews Lars von Trier about Breaking the Waves
Friends of yours: Andy Medhurst on Friends
Welles and Touch of Evil: by Peter Wollen
Everything will be O.K.: Moscow report by Julian Graffy
E for effects
The Box: Tabloid TV

Issue 65
September 1996
Nonchalant gaze: Larry Gross on Wong Kar-Wai and Fallen Angels
Playing for real: David Thomson on movies about sports
Swings of desire: Tin Cup set report
Walking alone: John Sayles interview about Kurosawa's Yojimbo
Wave theory: the rise and rise of popular movies
D for dance
The Box: Gothic TV

Issue 64
August 1996
Playing it straight: Independence Day
Hammer's cosy violence: Jonathan Coe on what made Hammer great
Gangsters special: articles on The Godfather, The Long Good Friday, Shaft and other films by Manhola Dargis, Barrie Keeffe, Mike Phillips and Iain Sinclair on London Gangsters
Strange attraction: Ashish Rajadhyaksha on Indian cinema
C for cowboys
Books: Lynne Tillman on novels based on films with Jean Seberg
The Box: chaos at the BBC

Issue 63
July 1996
Mr Contradiction: Lost Highway on-set interviews by Chris Rodley with David Lynch and Patricia Arquette
Beyond words: Beyond the Clouds, Antonioni and Wenders
Mission: sublime: Mission: Impossible
B for British
Provoking desire: Tony Rayns interviews blacklisted director Zhang Yuan
Together: Peter Wollen on the avant-garde
The Box: Big-screen television writers

Issue 62
June 1996
Crash: Chris Rodley interviews Cronenberg
A is for Animation: Part one of cinema alphabet
Darkness visible: Philip Ridley interview about The Passion of Darkly Noon
Talk now, pay later: bell hooks on Spike Lee's Girl 6
The harder way: Tony Rayns talks to Takeshi Kitano about Kids Return
Dressing the part: Richard III
The Box: Dr Who in Cannes

Issue 61
May 1996
Kids: Larry Clark interview and article
On the road: Clare Peploe's diary on her film Rough Magic
Working with Kieslowski: Three colleagues remember
Hell freezes over: The Coens on Fargo
Rebecca: Alison Light reappraises Hitchcock's film
Nowhere to Hide: Todd Haynes interview about Safe
Picture this: bfi 2000 and interview with bfi director Wilf Stevenson by Geoff Andrew
Books: Nik Powell reviews Angus Finney's The Egos Have Landed

Issue 60
April 1996
Smoke opera: Paul Auster interview on Smoke
Between Hollywood and Sundance: Larry Gross at the festival
Time and the machine: Terry Gilliam on 12 Monkeys
Inside the light: Se7en cinematographer Darius Khondji interview
In the cold: The X Files and the conspiracy thriller
Twist and farce: Josiane Balasko interview about French Twist
The shoot: third instalment of Ronan Bennett's diary
The Box: Youth and NYPD Blue

Issue 59
March 1996
The dark side: Oliver Stone and Nixon
Motion and emotion: Tony Rayns interviews Chen Kaige about Temptress Moon
Bob and Al in the coffee shop: Michael Mann's script and notes for that scene in Heat
Cautionary tale: Sense and Sensibility article
Someone to look at: Lizzie Francke on Sharon Stone
Phoning and moaning: diary of Pie in the Sky writer Andrew Payne
Obituaries 1995
The Box: Television on television

Issue 58
February 1996
The boys are back in town: interviews and article on Trainspotting
Dad's the word: Lem Dobbs on Charlton Heston
Things are moving very quickly: Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas diary
The Long Take: Andy Medhurst on Fassbinder
Almodovar and the tin can: interview
Books: Sadie Plant on the consumer revolution in France
The Box: Our Friends in the North

Issue 57
January 1996
Scorsese's testament: interview by Ian Christie about Casino
Bright lights, big city: Saul Bass and Casino's title sequence
Algiers in Paris: on-set of Merzak Allouache's Salut Cousin!
Extremities: on set interview with Terry Gilliam about 12 Monkeys
The Allure of decay: Article on Se7en
In the time of cholera: article on Jean-Paul Rappeneau's The Horseman on the Roof
Nothing to find: Linda Ruth Williams on Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls
The Box: John Birt

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