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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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The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan reveals the keys to his thoroughly modern mythmaking

November-December 2012

Denzel Washington in Flight, Alfred Hitchcock, Room 237Tabu, book-length film studies, Bruce Goldstein, Red DawnMiss Lovely, La furia umana, Cristian Mungiu, Wu Nien-jen's A Borrowed LifeSilver Linings PlaybookThe Central Park FiveCloud Atlas

September-October 2012

Kent Jones on Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, Ira Sachs's Keep the Lights On, two views on the film adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son, an interview with Jean-Louis Trintignant, The New York Film Festival at 50, Peter Kubelka, Wuthering Heights, Gabriel Over the White House, Chris Marker, and Grzegorz Królikiewicz

July-August 2012

Interviews with Adam Curtis and Oliver Stone, an excerpt from Larry Cohen memoirs about working with Bette Davis on her last film, plus Ridley Scott's Prometheus, Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret, and Steve McQueen

May-June 2012

Includes Beasts of the Southern Wild, AIDS Documentaries, God Bless America and the films of Bobcat Goldthwait, Spaghetti Westerns, Whit Stillman, Werner Schroeter, HBO Films

March-April 2012

2011 Readers’ Poll results, interview with the Dardenne Brothers, Terence Davies’s The Deep Blue Sea, Aleksei German, Jonathan Rosenbaum remembers Gilbert Adair, This is Not a Film, grosses gloss, Attenberg, The Cabin in the Woods, Sean Penn interview

January-February 2012

The Best Films of 2011, Asghar Farhadi's A Separation, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Gerardo Naranjo's Miss Bala, Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin, Ben Wheatley, The Iron LadyEl Sicario, Room 164The Grey, Don Siegel's The Shootist