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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 2017

The Safdie Brothers’ Good Time, interview with Robert Pattinson, Bong Joon Ho’s Okja, Cannes at 70 special, David Lowery’s A Ghost Story, Yvonne Rainer, the superhero phenomenon, Barbara Loden’s Wanda and Nathalie Léger’s book, Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats, Andrzej Zulawski’s L’Important c’est d’aimer, Indian indies on Netflix, Jonathan Demme remembered

May/June 2017

Essays on Robert De Niro by Molly Haskell and Nick Pinkerton with an interview by Eric Hynes, meditations on musicals, Leslie Thornton, Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, Fassbinder’s Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Errol Morris interviews himself, Montreal independents, Angelo Badalamenti, Sean Byrne, Stéphane Brizé

March/April 2017

Albert Serra’s The Death of Louis XIV, Jean-Pierre Léaud interview, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z, Julia Ducournau’s Raw, Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, text and image on screen, Obama-era comedies, grosses gloss, Lina Wertmüller interview, Sundance

January/February 2017

Martin Scorsese on Silence, the best of 2016, Radical Sundance, Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, Annette Bening interviewed by Molly Haskell, the films of Steve Bannon, The Human Surge, Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time, Marlen Khutsiev

November/December 2016

40th anniversary of the Steadicam, Molly Haskell on Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, LGBT characters in American cinema, the hidden art of VFX, Kent Jones on the marginalization of cinema, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

September/October 2016

Special section on 54th New York Film Festival, including Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann, Ava DuVernay’s The 13th, Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight, Bertrand Tavernier’s My Journey Through French Cinema, Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta; American movie acting, film criticism in the age of social media, Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius

July/August 2016

Kristen Stewart, listening to the lost black actors of the silent era, Warren Oates and the working-class actor, Nathaniel Dorsky, Wang Bing, Clément Cogitore’s Neither Heaven Nor Earth, Cannes coverage, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Our Little Sister, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, Paul Sutton’s Talking About Ken Russell

May/June 2016

Terence Davies interviewed about Sunset Song, Chantal Akerman, Alan Clarke, Ben Wheatley's High-Rise and auteur dystopias, Roberto Minervini's The Other Side, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, Hong Sangsoo's Right Now, Wrong Then, Richard Quine’s Strangers When We Meet, Juliet Berto in Duelle, Athina Rachel Tsangari's Chevalier, Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship

March/April 2016

Apichatpong Weerasethakul interview, pre-Stonewall queer film, Kent Jones on the American voice in film, King Hu, Vincent Lindon interview, Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, Grosses Gloss reloaded, Paul Schrader on production design, Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room

January/February 2016

Alejandro G. Iñárritu interview, Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, Kinji Fukasaku, our Best Films of 2015 critics poll plus individual top 10s, Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt & Benjamin Crotty & Alexander Carver, Andrzej Zulawski’s Cosmos, the year's standouts in documentary, animation, Asian film, and more

November/December 2015

Pro and con views on Son of Saul, Todd Haynes on Carol, Charles Bronson, Miguel Gomes on Arabian Nights, Frederick Wiseman’s In Jackson Heights, Thomas McCarthy’s Spotlight, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years, Nicholas Hytner’s The Lady in the Van, John Crowley’s Brooklyn

September/October 2015

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin, Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, Arnaud Desplechin’s  My Golden Days, Michael Almereyda’s Experimenter, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, Douglas Fairbanks, Paul Schrader on widescreen, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, the Nitrate Picture Show

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