Sight and Sound

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Sight and Sound is the British Film Institute's film magazine. It is unashamedly highbrow, as demonstrated by their "Best Films of 2014" which consists mostly of very obscure European films. Number two is a 3D French film, for heaven's sake.

The magazine is also the publication of choice (after a 97 page edition of the Evening Standard - which may or may not have hidden an iron bar - wielded by Ken Russell) for a critic's self chastisement upon making a stupid joke, such as comparing the ending of Skyfall to Home Alone. A rolled up copy of the magazine should be applied to the head in a single short, sharp action.

Mark Kermode once had a very long dispute with the magazine over the spelling of the word "schlubby".

Sight and Sound is one of Mark's few cinematic touchstones. See below for more.