Archive

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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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

November/December 2009

Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, Michael Haneke interview, Richard Kelly's The Box, Robert Bresson and Sam Fuller, Anne Wiazemsky, Corneliu Porumboiu's Police, Adjective, Shirin Neshat's Women Without Men, Up in the Air, Laura Kern reports from the 6th annual Reykjavik International Film Festival

September/October 2009

Spike Jonze's Where the Wild Things Are, Lars von Trier’s Antichrist, Alain Resnais’s Wild Grass, Guru Dutt, Andrew Sarris on Public Enemies, Sion Sono's Love ExposureThe Burning Plain by Melissa Anderson

July/August 2009

Includes Scott Foundas on Inglourious Basterds, Amy Taubin on Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman (plus an online-only interview with Martel), Thom Andersen on the Dardenne Brothers’ Lorna’s Silence, Hot Property: Breathless and It Might Get Loud by Chris Chang, Site Specifics: Artforum by Paul Fileri, a review of Still Walking by Tony Rayns, Cannes coverage by Amy Taubin, Gavin Smith, and Richard Peña

May/June 2009

Kent Jones on The Limits of Control, plus an interview with director Jim Jarmusch by Gavin Smith, Amy Taubin on Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, Oliver Sacks’s examination of Powell & Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death, Hot Property: Can Go Through Skin by Chris Chang, National Film Board of Canada website, a review of Departures by Tony Rayns

March/April 2009

Richard Schickel on Tom Hanks, an interview with 24 City director Jia Zhangke by Andrew Chan, Nicolas Rapold on Satyajit Ray, Kent Jones on Robert Mulligan’s The Stalking Moon, Geoffrey O’Brien revisits The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Amy Taubin takes a first look at Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

January/February 2009

The best films of 2009, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (plus an online-only interview with David Fincher), Carlos Reygadas’s Silent Light, Melissa Anderson revisits The Killing of Sister George, RevancheThe Moguls and the Dictators

November/December 2008

Interviews with Arnaud Desplechin and Catherine Deneuve, Nathan Lee on Gus Van Sant’s Milk, Rob Nelson on two Eighties docs Demon Lover Diary and Seventeen, Hot Property: Tulpan by Chris Chang, Site Specifics: Order of the Exile by Paul Fileri, a review of The Secret of the Grain by Elisabeth Lequeret

September/October 2008

Includes Amy Taubin on Steven Soderbergh’s Che, Tony Rayns on Nagisa Oshima, Distributor Wanted: The Mugger by Chris Chang, Sam Di Iorio on Les Idoles, Site Specifics: Europa Film Treasures, Ariel Rotter’s The Other, a review of Let the Right One In by Laura Kern

July/August 2008

Kent Jones on WALL•E, Jonathan Rosenbaum on Manoel de Oliveira, Distributor Wanted: In the City of Sylvia by J. Hoberman, Olaf Möller on Li Ying, Site Specifics: davekehr.com, Cannes coverage by Kent Jones and Richard Peña, a review of Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Jonathan Romney

May/June 2008

Includes Amy Taubin on Catherine Breillat’s The Last Mistress, Thomas Elsaesser on The Edge of Heaven, Distributor Wanted: Estômago by Laura Kern, Miriam Bale on Jennifer Jones, a review of Yella by Chris Darke

March/April 2008

Includes Molly Haskell on Meryl Streep, Robin Wood on Munyurangabo, Distributor Wanted: Captain Ahab by Elisabeth Lequeret, Irina Leimbacher on Nicolas Klotz and his latest film, Heartbeat Detector, a review of Standard Operating Procedure by Michael Chaiken

January/February 2008

Kent Jones on There Will Be Blood, Robin Wood on George A. Romero’s Diary of the Dead, Distributor Wanted: The Man from London by Chris Chang, Terra Incognita: 18 films to look out for in 2008, a review of Ex Drummer by Chris Norris

November/December 2007

No Country for Old Men, Amy Taubin on the mumblecore movement, Ingmar Bergman, Eagle Pennell, Jason Reitman’s Juno, PBS’s P.O.V., Ridley Scott interviewed, Southland TalesThe Diving Bell and the Butterfly

September/October 2007

Jacques Rivette’s The Duchess of Langeais, Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, Sidney Lumet’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, the return of William Friedkin’s Cruising, David Cronenberg interviewed, the controversy over Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz, Kihachi Okamoto

July/August 2007

Matt Groening’s Guilty Pleasures, Stuart Klawans on Sicko, Chris Darke on Kes, Distributor Wanted: After This Our Exile by Chris Chang, Klaus Kinski by Maitland McDonagh, Robert Horton’s review of Dans Paris

May/June 2007

Guy Maddin on Kenneth Anger, Jean-Daniel Pollet,  Lee Marvin, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century, Robinson Devor's Zoo, Pascale Ferran, Judd Apatow

March/April 2007

Paul Verhoeven, Diane Keaton, Edgar Wright’s Hot Fuzz, Carlos Saura, Satoshi Kon, grosses gloss, Pedro Costa, Readers’ Poll 2006, After the Wedding

January/February 2007

Best of 2006, 10-Best Lists, Movies That Mattered, Terra Incognita (19 films to look out for), Clint Eastwood’s Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers, Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men, Guillermo del Toro, David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Claude Chabrol, Lou Ye’s Summer Palace, Bong Joon-Ho’s guilty pleasures, Play It As It Lays, Black Snake Moan

November/December 2006

Christopher Guest’s For Your Consideration, Walerian Borowczyk, Claude Chabrol, on location in Hong Kong with Olivier Assayas, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Martin Scorsese’s The Departed by Jean-Pierre Gorin, Eugène Green

September/October 2006

Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy, Paul Schrader’s film canon, Lino Brocka’s Insiang, Miklós Jancsó, Paul Arthur on Iraq war docs

July/August 2006

Includes Peter Whitehead by Henry K. Miller, 15 pages of Cannes, a eulogy for Shohei Imamura llumination by Chuck Stephens, Satyajit Ray by Philip Brophy, Godard at the Pompidou Center by Amy Taubin, Elaine May and Mike Nichols in conversation, Terrence Malick's The New World in Japanese smell-o-vision

May/June 2006

Robert Altman's Prairie Home Companion, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu plus Cristi Puiu interviewed, Guy Debord, Paul Greengrass on United 93, directing actors by Charles Grodin, reviews of The Road to Guantanamo, Lady Vengeance, The Proposition, Twelve and Holding

March/April 2006

Terrence Malick's The New World, David Mamet on likeability, Elaine May by Chuck Stephens, Terry Zwigoff by Howard Hampton, Readers' Poll Rants & Raves, Claude Chabrol's Comedy of Power, Maggie Cheung and Nick Nolte in Clean, Sundance 2005