This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
List of films selected as Film of the Month in the reviews section of Sight & Sound.
From January 1998 - August 2012, one film per month was selected. Since the September 2012 issue there are usually 3 (sometimes more) each month.
In a year in which the future of cinema – of independent filmmaking, and collective film-watching – seems more fraught than ever, our poll of 100 S&S contributors has produced a list of 50 outstanding reasons for movie watching.
Here below the reflections of past masters jostle with bold experiments from new voices – capped by a triumphant top movie that finds its British female director both looking back and moving forward.
In our January 2020 issue we spotlight some of the themes and stories that have defined the cinema of 2019 – from post-#MeToo movies to the fortunes of the European arthouse, as well as expanded cinema and a countdown of the best TV of the year.
The world of cinema interest is ruled initially by actors, and secondly by directors. They always overshadow the other technical works in cinema, but for somebody getting into film, aspects like cinematography or editing are just as important to them.
However, the role of the sound designer and the importance of sound design are relegated to a secondary position, ignoring how essential they are in building a film. The mixing stage is the process capable of providing tension in any thriller, and the Foley recording is the process capable of inventing sounds for a film.
One of the reasons the sound design is discreet is the tradition of making it “invisible”. A classical film would tell us that a good sound design is the one an audience is unable to perceive. But with these 20 examples, we can see that sound design can be a creative and powerful tool capable of filling a film with different emotions, or even changing the speech behind the film.
Since the invention of electronic instruments in the 1960s, a giant multiplicity of genres had evolved. With the huge possibilities regarding the synthesis of futuristic sounds, it doesn’t surprise that electronic instruments established themselves as essential part of movie scoring.
The following list will name the 10 best all-electronic scores of all time. It only contains scores with a complete or nearly complete electronic instrumentation.
This is a sublist of the list above with only the Hindi films showing (or films that have Hindi versions), starting with the first sound film, Alam Ara (Ardeshir Irani, 1931).
#1, #20, #105 - #106, #147, #187 - #188, #204, #209, #222, #232, #244 - #245, #373, #392, #398, #477, #491: All these films are Hindi-Urdu films ([url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindi%E2%80%93Urdu_controversy]Wiki article on the Hindi-Urdu controversy[/url])
#79: Sunehra Sansar is the slightly longer Hindi cut of the Bengali film Sonar Sansar (they have separate entries on imdb).
#90: Duniya Na Mane is the Hindi version of the Marathi film Kunku (on one official list).
#123: Life's for Living: Aadmi is the Hindi version of the Marathi film Manoos (on one official list).
#207: Hamrahi is the Hindi version of the Bengali film Udayer Pathey (on one official list).
#380: Noted as a Hindi-Bhojpur film in the book.
Jeevan Nauka (K. Vembu, 1951), the Hindi language version of the Malayalam film Jeevitha Nauka.