Sight and Sound Magazine's Film of the Month. A list.

Film Every month since 1998, Sight and Sound Magazine have singled out one film a month for a longer form review. The feature, originally The Main Attraction but now called Film of the Month, tends to highlight a work that might not otherwise receive mainstream recognition, especially at times when a single film otherwise dominates the box office (unless in the case of something like Star Wars or Saving Private Ryan they've clearly decided that it's a cultural phenomena that requires comment).

In an effort to continue my film education and add some eclectic variety to what I'm watching, I decided to work my way through anything they've recommended which I've haven't yet already bumped into. Problem. No canonical list available, at least not all in one place. This is slowly building but doesn't stretch too far. And so I decided to make one, ploughing through their website and my back issues, and I present it to you after the link. I hope you find it useful.  Each year's worth of selections is listed in date order.  Reviews are available via the search box on the magazine's website.


1998

The End of Violence
In The Company of Men
Prisoner of the Mountains
The River
The Big Lebowski
Nowhere
Journey To The Beginning of the World
Hana-Bi
Saving Private Ryan
Snake Eyes
The Eel

1999

Little Voice
Psycho (Van Sant)
Beloved
Gods and Monsters
Idiots
A Simple Plan
Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace
Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me
Eyes Wide Shut
Felicia's Journey
East Is East
Ride with the Devil

2000

Angela's Ashes
The End of the Affair
Topsy-Turvy
Any Given Sunday
Cradle Will Rock
Gladiator
American Movie The Making of Northwestern
High Fidelity
Timecode
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Memento
Suzhou River

2001

Almost Famous
Faithless
Songs from the Second Floor
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bread and Roses
Ginger Snaps
Saison des hommes, La
Gohatto
Tears of the Black Tiger
Pledge, The
Éloge de l'amour
The Devil's Backbone

2002

Va savoir
The Lady & the Duke
Comédie de L'innocence
Invincible
Business of Strangers, The
Read My Lips
Spider-Man
Heaven
Dog Days
Donnie Darko
Changing Lanes
Abouna

2003

11'09''01 September 11
8 Mile
Auto Focus
Werckmeister Harmonies
Le Souffle
To Kill a King
Unknown Pleasures
Hulk
Spirited Away
Le Chignon d'Olga
Intolerable Cruelty
[One] Cavale

2004

Touching the Void
Cold Mountain
The Barbarian Invasions
Capturing the Friedmans
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Shattered Glass
One for the Road
A Thousand Months
Hellboy
Switchblade Romance
Triple Agent
I Heart Huckabees

2005

Team America World Police
The Woodsman
Kinsey
9 Songs
The Consequences of Love
Moolaadé
Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith
The Last Mitterrand
The Night of Truth
Saraband
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
Tickets

2006

Jarhead
The New World
The Squid and the Whale
Transamerica
Basic Instinct 2
Offside
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
The Notorious Bettie Page
Volver
Zidane A 21st Century Portrait
Brothers of the Head
Gabrielle

2007

It's Winter
Bamako
Dreamgirls
Half Nelson
300
Longing
Lunacy
Daratt
Born and Bred
Syndromes and a Century
The Witnesses
Into the Wild

2008

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
No Country for Old Men
Diary of the Dead
The Orphanage
Private Property
Colossal Youth
Couscous
El baño del Papa
The Banishment
Ashes of Time Redux
Of Time and the City
To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die

2009

The Man from London
Better Things
The International
Wonderful Town
Tony Manero
sleep furiously
Drag Me to Hell
Frozen River
Afterschool
The Beaches of Agnès
An Education
A Serious Man

2010

Nowhere Boy
Still Walking
Breathless
Double Take
24 City
Four Lions
White Material
Gainsbourg
The Illusionist
Perestroika
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

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