Sight and Sound is the BFI's international film magazine, offering unrivalled insight into film culture with in-depth reviews, interviews and features exploring contemporary and historical cinema in all its variety.
This issue: Though the year began dismally, with audiences confined to digital viewing at home, the film world has recovered much of its excitement – not just because cinemas have reopened and festivals have started up, but because of the sheer numbers of films, from astonishing arthouse visions to blockbusting franchises, now crowding back on to our screens.
Into our best of the year list we crammed 50 such titles, from raucous comedies to innovative animations, life-affirming documentaries to introspective art films. Our challenge to you: how many have you seen? And as if that wasn’t enough, nine special features round up the year in specialist cinemas.