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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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November-December 1983

Chantal Akerman's The Golden Eighties, Philip Kaufman's The Right Stuff, John Lithgow diaries, Kodak's 5293 stock, Sam Shepard, Venice and New York Film Festivals, Michael Mann's The Keep, Cannon Films

September-October 1983

Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill, Ann Hui's Boat People, Shohei Imamura, Filipino cinema, Asian-American cinema, Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish and Cotton Club, midnight movies, Luchino Visconti's Leopard, Samson Raphaelson, Luis Buñuel

July-August 1983

The Return of the Jedi, WarGames, Blue Thunder, David Thomson on slow cinema, special section on MTV and music videos, Iranian film, Cannes report, Jean-Jacques Beineix, the films of Edgar G. Ulmer, John Waters’s guilty pleasures

May-June 1983

A reappraisal of Ingmar Bergman’s career and Fanny and Alexander, Superman III, midsection on getting difficult movies made, Charlie Haas on Headsploitation movies, Wild Style, Joe Dante’s guilty pleasures, Israeli cinema, L.M. Kit Carson and Jim McBride’s Breathless, on the set of David Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone

March-April 1983

Inside stories on Hollywood ghost-writing, Jeremy Irons interview, Harlan Jacobson on producer Sam Spiegel, midsection on the Italian Cinema Renaissance, David Thomson on Laurence Olivier, Nicolas Roeg’s controversial Eureka, George Cukor obituary

January-February 1983

John Kenneth Galbraith on David Attenborough’s Gandhi, special midsection on video games, Altman’s TV plays, W.R. Burnett interview, Wallace Shawn in Strange Invaders, 1982 movie revue and Oscar predictions