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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September-October 2019

57th NYFF Special Section, including Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, Pain and Glory and Pedro Almodóvar on his literary inspirations, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But..., and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers; Plus: film education, Piotr Szulkin, fake movies, and much more.

July-August 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Jim Jarmusch by Amy Taubin, Mati Diop’s Atlantics by Dennis Lim, Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms, United Artists at 100, the acting partnership of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, the overlooked films of Nelly Kaplan, Ari Aster on his inspirations, and much more

May-June 2019

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, Olivier Assayas’s Non-Fiction, Mindy Kaling’s Late Night and diversity, the lost language of lenses, Pedro Almodóvar on Pain and Glory, reconsidering Mexican auteur Roberto Gavaldón, Jordan Peele’s Us and assimilation, a special section on 50 years of Film at Lincoln Center, and much more

March-April 2019

Claire Denis’s High Life, Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, Christian Petzold’s Transit, László Nemes’s Sunset, Jafar Panahi on the process of secretly making movies, plus the not-so-secret gay history of a cult film magazine, Ari Aster on The Last Temptation of Christ, and reviews of Ash Is Purest White, Peterloo, and more

January-February 2019

Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book plus interview with DP Fabrice Aragno; four takes on Mariano Llinás’s La Flor; Sydney Pollack’s Amazing Grace; special Year-End section, featuring Top-20 poll results, 10-Best Lists, and two essays on the state we’re in; Republic Pictures; Triumph of the Will; and a previously unpublished talk by Manny Farber

November-December 2018

Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro, Barry Jenkins & If Beale Street Could Talk, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, Willem Dafoe and Leigh Ledare interviews, Jean-Paul Belmondo vs. Alain Delon, Jacques Tourneur

September-October 2018

56th NYFF Special Section, including Burning plus a Steven Yeun interview, ROMA, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Monrovia, Indiana; Chick Strand, Caniba, Wealth on Screen, Teaching the Films of 1999

July-August 2018

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee interview, Sorry to Bother You, Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Paul Schrader letters, drone cinema, Isao Takahata, Ingmar Bergman by Olivier Assayas

May-June 2018

Let the Sunshine In, Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche interviews, Cocote and Latin American cinema, Hereditary, Marlene Dietrich, mothers and melodrama, Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, Peter Nestler

March-April 2018

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, Olivier Assayas on Wong Kar Wai, The Death of Stalin, Helen Mirren, Bill Gunn’s Personal Problems, 2017 at the box office, Amy Taubin on Sundance and Spoor, The Fall’s Mark E. Smith, Dan Talbot in memoriam, Arnaud Desplechin’s Ismael’s Ghosts

January-February 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, the best (and worst) of 2017, Valeska Grisebach’s WesternThe Post and the Spielberg procedural, Jia Zhangke’s mogul ambitions and China's multiplexes, interviews with Philippe Garrel and stuntperson Heidi Moneymaker, Armando Iannucci on The Death of Stalin, Gary Giddins on Taras Bulba

November-December 2017

Hong Sangsoo takes Manhattan, Ruben Östlund’s The Square, Alain Gomis’s Félicité, Twin Peaks: The Return, report from Tehran on Iranian cinema post-Kiarostami, Jafar Panahi, campus film societies, John Frankenheimer’s Playhouse 90 episodes, I, Tonya, Call Me by Your Name

September-October 2017

Interview with Agnès Varda, Dee Rees’s Mudbound, Lucrecia Martel’s Zama, Robert Mitchum at 100, Joan Micklin Silver, immigrants on screen, Nikos Papatakis, George Romero in memoriam, Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck, Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

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