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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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July-August 1980

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, Roger Ebert on working with Russ Meyer, Russ Meyer interviewed, Ronald Reagan's film roles, Raymond Durgnat on Fassbinder, Straub, Wenders, Herzog, and Syberberg, Gilbert Adair London journal, Spanish cinema post-Franco, Michael Caine interviewed

May-June 1980

Walter Hill interviewed by Mike Greco, Mae West by Gilbert Adair, British cinema, midsection on John Huston, Indian film, independent filmmakers

March-April 1980

Quebecois cinema, David Cronenberg, Steve Lack, Richard Gere interview, Paul Schrader's American Gigolo, on the Oscars (plus predictions), John Huston's WWII documentaries, Robin Wood on Last House on the Left, Amos Vogel on death in cinema, John Lee Mahin interview

January-February 1980

John Carpenter and The Fog, Irene Dunne interview, midsection on cinema in the 1970s, Bette Midler and The Rose, on Modernism, Ida Lupino, Martin Scorsese on the color crisis

November-December 1979

Special midsection on Werner Herzog, Blake Edwards and Klaus Kinski profiled, New York Film Festival reviews, William K. Everson’s guilty pleasures

September-October 1979

Restoration special report, Seventies melodramas, Andrew Sarris' Guilty Pleasures, Ridley Scott's Alien, Stuart Rosenberg's The Amityville HorrorThe Rocky Horror Picture Show, Cannes 1979, Hollywood and Vietnam, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Astaire-Rogers in Top Hat, Michael Powell's Peeping TomThe Glittering Prizes, Delhi journal

July-August 1979

Midsection on American commercial TV, Eduardo de Gregorio’s Short Memory, Amos Vogel on film-video museums

May-June 1979

Woody Allen, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis and the Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Paris journal, Michael Powell, Vincent Canby's guilty pleasures, George Romero's Dawn of the Dead

March-April 1979

Midsection on vanishing movie palaces, Luchino Visconti's The Innocent, Jacques Demy interview, Oscar history, Milos Forman's Hair, Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter, W.C. Fields at 100, Alfred Hitchcock, Amos Vogel on Robert Flaherty

January-February 1979

Billy Wilder midsection, the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers and its remake, star-making in the 1970s, Good German movies, Disney's Pinocchio, Jonathan Rosenbaum on growing up with the movies, Paul Schrader's guilty pleasures, Steve Martin's NBC special

November-December 1978

Special midsection on makeup artists, Italian cinema under fascism, Sidney Lumet interviewed, Michael Miller interviewed, television commercials, late career Orson Welles, David Newman’s Guilty Pleasures, the 1978 New York Film Festival

September-October 1978

Special midsection on sound design, Robert Altman interviewed, the films of Larry Cohen, Nestor Almendros interviewed, Eric Rohmer interviewed, Raymond Bernard’s Miracle, the New Melodrama, Martin Scorsese’s Guilty Pleasures

July-August 1978

Rock movies, horror movies, Nazi-era musicals, Thirties serials, special midsection on screenwriters, Roger Ebert’s guilty pleasures, Douglas Sirk interview

May-June 1978

Special midsection on production design, Burt Reynolds interviewed, Freed Unit interviews, Miss Piggy, Louis Malle interviewed, James M. Cain, Film Comment index

March-April 1978

Woody Allen, Jane Fonda, An Unmarried Woman, Paul Mazursky interviewed, Gerard Depardieu, sci-fi in the Seventies, Blonde Venus, Charlie Chaplin, Howard Hawks, George Cukor, Bette Davis

January-February 1978

Midsection on acting, Andrew Sarris and Robin Wood reflect on auteur theory, Steven Spielberg, Kenneth Anger on Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Herbert Ross interview, Bob Hope, Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan, Clint Eastwood interview, Harvey Keitel interview

November-December 1977

Manny Farber and Patricia Patterson on Jeanne Dielman, Bernardo Bertolucci interviewed, the character actor, Michael Ritchie, Ray Harryhausen interviewed, Andrew Sarris on Margaret Sullavan, George Sidney

September-October 1977

Wim Wenders interviewed, Robert Bresson interviewed by Paul Schrader, B movie auteurs, Lamont Johnson interviewed, New York Film Festival preview, censoring movies on cable broadcasts, Werner Herzog, Andrew Sarris on Al Jolson, Hollis Frampton interviewed

July-August 1977

Martin Scorsese interviewed, Robert Altman’s 3 Women, Howard Hawks, Star Wars, Tom Laughlin interviewed, Joan Crawford remembered, Roberto Rossellini remembered, guest column by Roger Ebert

May-June 1977

The Hollywood Gangster and the Hollywood G-Man, Jean-Louis Comolli's La Cecilia and Jean-Luc Godard's Numero Deux, screenwriter John M. Stahl, Woody Allen's Annie Hall, Manny Farber and Patricia Patterson interviewed, on the set of One Life to Live

March-April 1977

The work of the film editor, Robert Aldrich interviewed Roots, remembering Henri Langlois, Alain Resnais’s Providence, Jean-Luc Godard’s Made in U.S.A.

January-February 1977

Barbet Schroeder interview, Carrie and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, tax shelters, Robert Altman, Robert Benton, Bangkok journal, In the Realm of the Senses and censorship

November-December 1976

Louis Feuillade, Vincente Minnelli's A Matter of Time, Isabella Rossellini interviewed, Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory, New York Film Festival, Claude Chabrol, Stephanie Rothman, poll of British critics and filmmakers by Jonathan Rosenbaum

September-October 1976

Cannes 1976, Alan J. Pakula interview, Rivette's DuelleIn the Realm of the SensesThe Marquise of O, François Truffaut interview, Bernard Herrmann, Satyajit Ray interview