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.
Greta Gerwig interview on Little Women, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman confronts the void, the Safdie Brothers’ Uncut Gems, Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Tamil action director Vetri Maaran, and Soraya Nadia McDonald on rape culture on screen. Plus: Rossellini’s history films, streaming Adam Sandler, composer Fatima Al Qadiri on Atlantics, and much more.
57th NYFF Special Section, including Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite, Pain and Glory and Pedro Almodóvar on his literary inspirations, Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Angela Schanelec’s I Was at Home, But..., and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers; Plus: film education, Piotr Szulkin, fake movies, and much more.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Jim Jarmusch by Amy Taubin, Mati Diop’s Atlantics by Dennis Lim, Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms, United Artists at 100, the acting partnership of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, the overlooked films of Nelly Kaplan, Ari Aster on his inspirations, and much more
Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir, Olivier Assayas’s Non-Fiction, Mindy Kaling’s Late Night and diversity, the lost language of lenses, Pedro Almodóvar on Pain and Glory, reconsidering Mexican auteur Roberto Gavaldón, Jordan Peele’s Us and assimilation, a special section on 50 years of Film at Lincoln Center, and much more
Claire Denis’s High Life, Alex Ross Perry’s Her Smell, Christian Petzold’s Transit, László Nemes’s Sunset, Jafar Panahi on the process of secretly making movies, plus the not-so-secret gay history of a cult film magazine, Ari Aster on The Last Temptation of Christ, and reviews of Ash Is Purest White, Peterloo, and more
Jean-Luc Godard’s The Image Book plus interview with DP Fabrice Aragno; four takes on Mariano Llinás’s La Flor; Sydney Pollack’s Amazing Grace; special Year-End section, featuring Top-20 poll results, 10-Best Lists, and two essays on the state we’re in; Republic Pictures; Triumph of the Will; and a previously unpublished talk by Manny Farber