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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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September/October 2013

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, Alexander Payne's Nebraska, Jia Zhang-ke's A Touch of Sin, Lav Diaz's Norte, the End of History, Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, J. Hoberman on Eraserhead and Killer of Sheep, Peter Morgan interviewed, Claire Denis' Trouble Every Day and Bastards

July/August 2013

Paul Schrader's The Canyons, Paul Schrader on Lindsay Lohan, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, Matías Piñeiro, Andy Warhol and YouTube, Fernando Di Leo, Bret Easton Ellis's Guilty Pleasures, Aleksandr Sokurov's Faust, David Lowery's Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Brian De Palma's Passion, Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale Station

May/June 2013

Richard Linklater's Before Midnight, Greta Gerwig profiled, Quentin Tarantino vs. John Ford, Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio, Dennis Hopper, Alain Resnais, Rob Zombie, Sarah Polley's Stories We Tell, Peter de Rome, Roger Ebert eulogy, Jules Dassin's 10:30 P.M. Summer, Gordon Matta-Clark, Philippe Grandrieux's White Epilepsy, Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

March/April 2013

Olivier Assayas's Something in the Air, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Peter Mettler, IMDb, MAD Magazine Movie Parodies, David Gatten, 38th Annual Grosses Gloss, Readers' Poll Results, The Color of the Chameleon, René Vautier, Aram Avakian's End of the Road, Carlos Reygadas's Post Tenebras Lux, Terence Nance's An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

January/February 2013

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, best films of 2012, Mark Cousins' Story of Film, Walter Hill on his latest film and Robert Aldrich, Michael Haneke, Manoel de Oliveira and Robert Redford's thanatos, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel's Leviathan

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

November/December 2011

Alexander Payne, Kim Longinotto, film novelizations, François Truffaut, British miserablism, George Kuchar, Ruben Östlund’s Play, Wim Wenders's Pina, reviews of The Artist, The Skin I Live In, Tomboy, Shame + Sleeping Beauty, Edward L. Cahn

September/October 2011

Includes Amy Taubin on David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, Chris Norris on Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, reviews of Restless, Drive, Machine Gun Preacher, The Debt

July/August 2011

Includes Kent Jones on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, Amy Taubin on Errol Morris's Tabloid and an interview with Morris by Nicolas Rapold, Raúl Ruiz's Mysteries of Lisbon, Chris Norris on Project Nim, reviews of Super 8, The Last Circus, and Terri. Plus, reports from Cannes.

May/June 2011

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, David Bordwell asks why cinephiles and academics can't just get along, Andrew Sarris on Octubre, reviews of Beginners, 13 Assassins and L'Amour fou, Page One: Inside The New York Times

March/April 2011

Includes Scott Foundas on Serge Bozon and Co., Michael Koresky on Insidious, reviews of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Uncle Kent, and Cedar Rapids. Plus, Meek's Cutoff, Juliette Binoche, Sidney Poitier, and Susanne Bier

January/February 2011

Best Films of 2010, James L. Brooks in conversation with Gavin Smith, Kent Jones on Shoah, Mike Leigh interviewed by Amy Taubin, Scott Foundas on Isild Le Besco, Robinson in Ruins, reviews of Cold Weather, The Strange Case of Angelica, The Time That Remains, and True Grit, plus short takes on Carancho, The Housemaid, Into Eternity, Of Gods and Men, Twelve Thirty, and The Way Back

November/December 2010

Isabelle Huppert in conversation with Joan Dupont, Amy Taubin on White Material, Paul Haggis interviewed by Scott Foundas, Andrew Sarris on Claude Chabrol, Hot Property: Aurora by Chris Chang, Site Specifics: Chris Marker and Second Life by Jesse P. Finnegan, reviews of The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, Black Swan, and The Tempest, plus short takes on All Good Things + Blue Valentine, The Illusionist, Night Catches Us, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and Tiny Furniture

September/October 2010

David Fincher’s The Social Network, part two of Paul Brunick’s article on the recent state of film criticism, Tom Mes on Masahiro Shinoda, Andrew Sarris on Sacha Guitry, reviews of Tamara Drewe, Nuremberg, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Last Train Home, plus short takes on Buried, Catfish, Heartbreaker, The Milk of Sorrow, Nowhere Boy, and Vision

July/August 2010

Amy Taubin’s interview with Inception director Christopher Nolan, Paul Brunick on the recent state of film criticism, Laura Kern on Animal Kingdom, Kent Jones on Farewell, My Lovely and Cannes, Hot Property: The Hole by Dave Kehr, Site Specifics: UltraSlomo.com by Jesse P. Finnegan, reviews of Cyrus, Spring Fever, I Killed My Mother, Around a Small Mountain, The Law, and Alamar, plus short takes on The Disappearance of Alice Creed, Down Terrace, A Film Unfinished, Lebanon, Restrepo, and Soul Kitchen

May/June 2010

Includes Geoffrey O’Brien on Breathless, Chris Fujiwara on the newly reconstructed Metropolis, Andrew Sarris on Roman Polanski, Hot Property: Kinatay by Chris Chang, Site Specifics: Abecedarium: NYC by Jesse P. Finnegan, Avant-Garde Poll: The Best Experimental Films of the Decade, reviews of The Oath, World on a Wire, Trash Humpers, and I Am Love, plus short takes on Anton Chekhov’s The Duel, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, Best Worst Movie, Double Take, Mademoiselle Chambon, and Solitary Man

March/April 2010

Includes an interview with The Green Zone director Paul Greengrass by Gavin Smith, Andrew Sarris on Eric Rohmer, Hot Property: The Red Chapel by Chris Chang, Site Specifics: Undercurrent by Paul Fileri, Sundance reports by Amy Taubin and Laura Kern, reviews of Greenberg, I Love You Phillip Morris, No One Knows About Persian Cats, and Mother, plus short takes on Brooklyn’s Finest, The Eclipse, The Good Heart, Prodigal Sons, and The Secret of Kells

January/February 2010

Peter Jackson interview, Andrew Sarris on VincereUn lac, African Film Library, A Prophet, the Red Riding trilogy, Wrap-ups of the Films of the Year (including Terra Incognita and Movies That Mattered) and the best of the decade