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The Monthly Film Bulletin was a periodical of the British Film Institute published monthly from February 1934 to April 1991. It reviewed all films on release in the United Kingdom, including those with a narrow arthouse release. Former editors include Jan Dawson (1938 – 1980), for two years from 1971, and the New Zealand-born critic Richard Combs, who was the last editor.

In 1991 MFB merged with Sight and Sound, which had until then been published quarterly - Sight and Sound then became a monthly publication and took up the Monthly Film Bulletin's remit to review all films released in the UK.

The MFB's many contributors included Tom Milne, John Russell Taylor, David Robinson and Raymond Durgnat.

The Monthly Film Bulletin was originally published to allow UK cinema managers to decide what movies to show, hence the complete cast and production lists, full plot followed by a thorough critique. Only movies that had been registered with the UK government trade authority were covered each month.

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