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Founded in 1962 and originally released as a quarterly, Film Comment features reviews and analysis of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world.

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July/August 2015

Noah Baumbach interview, Christian Petzold's Phoenix, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Pedro Costa's Horse Money, Richard Lester, the late films of René Clair, Cannes 2015 coverage, The Decline of Western CivilizationThe End of the Tour

May/June 2015

Albert Maysles, Martín Rejtman, special midsection on Korean cinema, Kent Jones in defense of storytelling, Dominik Graf, Hope Emerson, Berlin film festival, Mia Hansen-Løve's Eden, Andrew Bujalski's Results, Matías Piñeiro on Carole Lombard

March/April 2015

Bertrand Bonello's Saint Laurent, Robert Redford profile, Olivier Assayas's Clouds of Sils Maria, John Boorman, Kent Jones on acting and film criticism, our annual Grosses Gloss, a set report from Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Love in Khon Kaen, Peter Strickland's Guilty Pleasures, Noah Baumbach's While We're Young

January/February 2015

Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's What We Do in the Shadows, Aleksei German's Hard to Be a God, Ava DuVernay's Selma, Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, 2014 critics' poll & year-end wrap-up, state of art-house exhibition, art-house theater directory, Michael Glawogger, Henry King’s Margie, Xavier Dolan's Mommy, Peter Strickland's The Duke of Burgundy, Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

November/December 2014

Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Paul Schrader on editing, Peter von Bagh, FoxcatcherThe Imitation GameThe Babadook, Locarno coverage, Venice coverage, Toronto coverage  

September/October 2014

David Fincher interview, Lisandro Alonso, Damien Chazelle's Whiplash, Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Kevin Kline, Paul Schrader on the close-up, Edie Sedgwick, Nils Malmros, Alexandre Desplat, Lewis Allen’s Desert Fury, David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip, Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem

July/August 2014

Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Philippe Garrel interview, Paul Schrader's history of key technological advances in film, Joanna Hogg, Jafar Panahi's Closed Curtain, Cannes 2014 coverage, Catherine Breillat's Abuse of Weakness, David Mackenzie's Starred Up, Chris Marker's Level Five, Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight

May/June 2014

David Michôd’s The Rover, Hong Kong midsection, Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves, Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs, Moustapha Akkad, John Wayne, the solution to "too many indies," James Gray's The Immigrant, Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best!, Berlin 2014 coverage, SXSW 2014 coverage

March/April 2014

Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, Albert Serra, The Sensory Ethnography Lab, Auteur Theory 2014, 39th Annual Grosses Gloss, Readers' Poll Results, Stephen Chow's Journey to the West, Errol Morris's The Unknown Known, Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, Eliza Hittman's It Felt Like Love

January/February 2014

Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, Ralph Fiennes's The Invisible Woman, Bruce Dern interview, the Coen Brothers and Scott Rudin, Alain Guiraudie, Orson Welles's Too Much Johnson, Stanley Kauffmann, Ben Wheatley's A Field in England, populism in Hollywood

November/December 2013

50 years of Film Comment, the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis, Frederick Wiseman's At Berkeley, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto Festival coverage, Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Color, Asghar Farhadi's The Past

September/October 2013

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, Alexander Payne's Nebraska, Jia Zhang-ke's A Touch of Sin, Lav Diaz's Norte, the End of History, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, J. Hoberman on Eraserhead and Killer of Sheep, Peter Morgan interviewed, Claire Denis' Trouble Every Day and Bastards

July/August 2013

Paul Schrader's The Canyons, Paul Schrader on Lindsay Lohan, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, Matías Piñeiro, Andy Warhol and YouTube, Fernando Di Leo, Bret Easton Ellis's Guilty Pleasures, Aleksandr Sokurov's Faust, David Lowery's Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Brian De Palma's Passion, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station

May/June 2013

Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, Greta Gerwig profiled, Quentin Tarantino vs. John Ford, Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio, Dennis Hopper, Alain Resnais, Rob Zombie, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, Peter de Rome, Roger Ebert eulogy, Jules Dassin's 10:30 P.M. Summer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Philippe Grandrieux's White Epilepsy, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

March/April 2013

Olivier Assayas's Something in the Air, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Peter Mettler, IMDb, MAD Magazine Movie Parodies, David Gatten, 38th Annual Grosses Gloss, Readers' Poll Results, The Color of the Chameleon, René Vautier, Aram Avakian's End of the Road, Carlos Reygadas's Post Tenebras Lux, Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

January/February 2013

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, best films of 2012, Mark Cousins' Story of Film, Walter Hill on his latest film and Robert Aldrich, Michael Haneke, Manoel de Oliveira and Robert Redford's thanatos, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan

The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan reveals the keys to his thoroughly modern mythmaking

November/December 2012

Denzel Washington in Flight, Alfred Hitchcock, Room 237Tabu, book-length film studies, Bruce Goldstein, Red DawnMiss Lovely, La furia umana, Cristian Mungiu, Wu Nien-jen's A Borrowed LifeSilver Linings PlaybookThe Central Park FiveCloud Atlas

September/October 2012

Includes Kent Jones on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Ira Sachs's Keep the Lights On, two views on the film adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son, an interview with Jean-Louis Trintignant, The New York Film Festival at 50, Peter Kubelka, Wuthering Heights, Gabriel Over the White House, Chris Marker, and Grzegorz Królikiewicz

July/August 2012

Interviews with Adam Curtis and Oliver Stone, an excerpt from Larry Cohen memoirs about working with Bette Davis on her last film, plus Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret, and Steve McQueen

May/June 2012

Includes Beasts of the Southern Wild, AIDS Documentaries, God Bless America and the films of Bobcat Goldthwait, Spaghetti Westerns, Whit Stillman, Werner Schroeter, HBO Films

March/April 2012

Includes the Best Films of 2011 Readers' Poll results, Terence Davies, Aleksei German, Gilbert Adair, reviews of This is Not a Film, Attenberg, The Cabin in the Woods, and more

January/February 2012

The Best Films of 2011, Asghar Farhadi's A Separation, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala, Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, Ben Wheatley, The Iron LadyEl Sicario, Room 164The Grey, Don Siegel's The Shootist

November/December 2011

Includes Deborah Jowitt on Wim Wenders's Pina, Richard Combs on François Truffaut, reviews of The Artist, The Skin I Live In, Tomboy, Shame + Sleeping Beauty, and more...