Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

By The British Film Institute

Score: 2
From 13 Ratings


Sight & Sound is the international film magazine that offers a unique perspective on the very best of film culture – past and present. Published for more than 80 years by the British Film Institute, Sight & Sound is the original magazine for the discerning film-fan. We carry news, interviews and analysis from the best writers on film as well as a comprehensive reviews section with a full synopsis, credits and production details for every film reviewed. Subscription Options: 1-month subscription - £3.99 6-month subscription - £18.99 12-month subscription - £34.99 All subscriptions come with access to the complete archive of Sight & Sound since first published in 1932 - an unrivalled archive of film commentary and criticism. Existing Print-Subscriber? Print-subscribers can read the iPad edition at no extra cost. Simply install the free App, open and enter your registered email address and password. For more information visit These subscriptions are auto-renewing subscriptions. Prices for the subscriptions are £3.99 for one month, £18.99 for 6 months and £34.99 for one year. Payment for this subscription will be charged to your iTunes account upon purchase. The subscription will auto-renew within 24 hours of the current subscription expiring. Auto-renewing subscriptions can be managed via Account Settings allowing them to be turned off. No cancellations of the current subscription are allowed during the active subscription period. For any further information see The British Film Institute is governed by Royal Charter and is a charity registered in England and Wales number 287780. The contents of this e-mail are confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, kindly notify the sender that you have received this message in error and immediately delete it. Unless you are the intended recipient, you may not forward this e-mail to anybody, nor make any use of its contents.



  • This is as rubbish as it gets

    By Anksv
    I paid for a 6 month long subscription and i completely regret it. Sight and sound is great, but this app is just absolutely horrible - slow, clunky, almost illegible. I still can’t figure out how to access the digital subscription on my computer. Customer Support s the worst. Can i give you a negative star? Can i have my money back?
  • poor quality!

    By wilbur6786
    App doesn't work in ios7! Won't even open.
  • Complete dissapointment

    By garethwa1
    After months of inconsistent access to the material I've paid for, and a total lack of response from PageSuite's customer service, the app now totally fails to accept my password, has deleted all my back issues and ask me to pay again for new editions. Final nail in the coffin: the app refuses to open in iOS7. I can understand the occasional glitch but complete denial of access, combined with zero response to repeated emails tells me that the BFI have partnered with the wrong vendor. I'm returning to the print edition until this app grows up.
  • Poor service

    By Zxc13/2
    I have been a print subscriber for two years, S & S offered a free digital edition and access to archives. The registration process tedious, password assigned does not work and zero customer support. Great mag in print, if they can't up their game digitally don't offer digital issues!
  • Bordering on Worthless

    By Matt Hanna
    This app, in addition to being poorly designed, is painfully slow even on a 4S and the new iPad. The content is there but is worthless without usability. I love the magazine but this is just depressing. Hoping for an upgrade soon, especially because I'd love to get the subscription to the archives. Until then, I'll be relying on my physical copy.
  • Not that impressive

    By Dan Greenfield/13th Dimension
    It's really not much more than scans of the magazine pages, but the biggest flaw is that it doesn't remember your page when you close the app. So you have to go through a lot of slow-loading pages to try to figure out where you were.
  • Happy to have it on the App Store…but come on BFI

    By The Real CmcD
    I thought the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite was a shoddy tablet magazine creation tool, but PageSuite makes Adobe's apps (The New Yorker, National Geographic, Fast Company) look downright exemplary. First of all, why are the menus on top and bottom of the page ever-present? One tap on the screen should hide them, they're distracting and ugly. And pages load in what can be described in film geek speak as a checkerboard wipe. For a classy, standard-bearer publication like Sight & Sound to be presented in such in a clunky way is disappointing. I was looking forward to a digital-only subscription but after having looked through this first issue I'm going to have to stick to the newsstand or, more likely, not reading it altogether. Prove me wrong with subsequent updates, please!