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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 1985

Looney Tunes, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, women in Hollywood, Emilio Fernandez, Jewel of the Nile, Jean-Luc Godard's Hail Mary controversy, hillbilly movies

September-October 1985

Jane Fonda in Agnes of God, Meryl Streep in Plenty, special midsection on race films, Mantan Moreland, Oscar Micheaux, Ran, Mishima, J. Hoberman on TV’s Golden Age, Wayne Wang interview

July-August 1985

The wild side of British film, new Westerns, William Hurt, John Travolta, Hollywood’s appeal to teenagers, interviews with Edgar Reitz and Kevin Kline, midsection on mavericks: Altman, Rudolph, Yorkin, Scorsese, and Bogdanovich by Manny Farber

May-June 1985

Interviews with Susan Seidelman, Leora Barish and Edward Lachman on Desperately Seeking Susan, Federico Fellini, Latin American cinema midsection, Times Square redevelopment and gentrification, Berlin Film Festival, Hungarian cinema, Jack Nicholson interview

March-April 1985

Blood Simple, The Cotton Club, Hollywood fiction, voyeurism from Blowup to The Purple Rose of Cairo, movie fanzines, Miami Vice, essays on Karen Allen, Ellen Barkin, Kathleen Turner, Daryl Hannah, Diane Lane, Michelle Pfeiffer, and more

January-February 1985

Interviews with Jim Jarmusch, James Cameron, and David Lynch, midsection on François Truffaut, celebrity culture, David Lean's Passage to India, the year 1984 in review