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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 1986

Hollywood and small town America in Blue Velvet, Peggy Sue Got Married, and True Stories, Sigourney Weaver section, interviews with Peter Weir and Dennis Hopper, Nazi propaganda films, fall festival reports

September-October 1986

F. Murray Abraham, French directors on American artists in ‘Round Midnight and Ménage, David Byrne’s True Stories, Roland Joffe’s The Mission, Dorris Dorrie, Hanif Kureishi, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It

July-August 1986

Special midsection on exploitation films; Dr. Ruth fold-out; interview with Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker; Tobe Hooper and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy, Troma Films

May-June 1986

Special section on Humphrey Bogart, a look at new ratings and censorship, Hannah and Her Sisters, Austin Pendleton on Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 1986 honoree Elizabeth Taylor, J. Hoberman on Hungarian cinema, roundup of Spanish cinema

March-April 1986

The gay gaze, The Official Story and Argentinian cinema, Richard Corliss on Out of Africa and 1985 films, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Michael Apted’s 28 Up, Stephen Frears’s My Beautiful Laundrette, non-actors in Hollywood, James Foley interview, Ry Cooder

January-February 1986

The 1985 Movie Revue, Marcia Pally on the resurgence of Cold War cinema, The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s mainstream success, interview with John Bright, Armond White on theater to film adaptations, the prominence of television