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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 1997

Robert Duvall interviewed, features on Jack Smith, Kiss Me Deadly, My Best Friend's Wedding, Aleksandr Sokurov, L.A. Confidential, Godard and the Situationists, Film Blanc, and coverage of the 1997 Venice, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals

September-October 1997

Lee Tamahori’s The Edge, Frank Borzage, Errol Morris, Gloria Grahame, Contempt, Chen Kaige, Emir Kusturica, Boogie Nights, Fred Zinneman, Gummo

July-August 1997

Critics’ poll of best undistributed foreign films, features on Hong Kong cinema, The Lost WorldThe Searchers, Soviet musicals, Jazz on a Summer’s DayLand of the Pharaohs, Sidney Lumet, Luc Besson, Moshen Makhmalbaf

May-June 1997

Star Wars, Cinerama, Oscar Redux, Philippe Garrel, Sean Connery tribute, exploitation films, Jonathan Nossiter’s Sunday, Michelangelo Antonioni’s Beyond the Clouds, Lumière & Co., Christopher Münch, and Berlin Film Festival coverage

March-April 1997

David Cronenberg interviewed, Oscar Predictions, P.T. Anderson’s Hard Eight, Evita, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colors . . . White, Saul Bass, Richard III, Ken Jacobs, Wim Wenders, Sundance Film Festival coverage, rock n’ roll movies

January-February 1997

James Woods interviewed, features on Lost Highway, Raúl Ruiz, John Garfield, Charles Burnett, Spike Lee, early movie websites, and Molly Haskell's Guilty Pleasures