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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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

January/February 2006

Lars von Trier and Claire Denis interviewed, Distributor Wanted: Regular Lovers, Best of 2004 Critics' Poll, the Catalunyan cinema scene, Carlos Reygadas's Battle in Heaven, Steven Soderbergh's Bubble, Woody Allen's Match Point, Slavoj Žižek's guilty pleasures, on the set of Richard Kelly's Southland Tales

November/December 2005

Michael Haneke's Hidden;  Morgan Fisher; Scorsese's Dylan and No Direction Home, Robert Wise, Andrew Bujalski's Mutual Appreciation, J. Hoberman and Elfriede Jelinek on Peter Lorre, an interview with Alan Bishop, Ennio Morricone, Brokeback MountainWalk the Line

September/October 2005

Good Night, and Good Luck. interview with Grant Heslov, Amy Taubin on David Cronenberg's A History of Violence, Shochiku Studio profiled by Chuck Stephens, Owen Land by Paul Arthur, Mikio Naruse, Dear Wendy, The Squid and the Whale

July/August 2005

George Romero, 2046, Police Beat, Gus Van Sant's Last Days, Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers, Cannes 2005 coverage, Françoise Dorleac, Werner Herzog's documentaries, Don Roos's Guilty Pleasures, The Beat That My Heart SkippedThe Devil's Rejects

May/June 2005

Michael Powell reconsidered, Jean Rouch by Sam DiLorio, Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Tropical Malady, Adam Curtis's The Power of NightmaresKings and Queen by Nathan Lee and Gavin Smith, Andrew Sarris profiled by Kent Jones,  Claire Denis's The Intruder, Johnnie To interviewed,  We Jam Econo by Chris Chang,  My Summer of Love reviewed by Kristin M. Jones

March/April 2005

Dustin Hoffman, Amitabh Bachchan, John Cassavetes' Johnny Staccato,  2004 Readers' Poll, Readers' Rants and Comments, Hou Hsiao-hsien's Café Lumiére, Sundance 2005 coverage,  Paul Pfeiffer interview,  Kung Fu Hustle, The Case of the Grinning Cat, Rogério Sganzerla

January/February 2005

Jean-Luc Godard interviewed by Frédéric Bonnaud, Clint Eastwood Interviewed by Amy Taubin, Bruce ConnerThe AviatorMillion Dollar Baby,  Route 181, Terra Incognita: Films to Look Out for in 2005

November/December 2004

Pedro Almodóvar interview, New York Film Festival 2004 coverage, special section on Korean film, Russ Meyer obituary, A Very Long EngagementCaché

September/October 2004

I Heart Huckabees plus an online-only interview with David O. Russell, Peter Kubelka, Ingmar Bergman's Saraband, Shaw Brothers, David Gordon Green and Undertow, Mike Leigh's Vera Drake, Marlon Brando, Gregory Markopoulos, The Flahrety Seminar, Catherine Breilat's Anatomy of Hell, Hong Kong cinema scene, Paul Giamatti interviewed

July/August 2004

Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, Cannes 2004 coverage by Kent Jones and Gavin Smith; Spike Lee's She Hate Me, Stepford Wives

May/June 2004

The Big Red One restored, midsection on the films of Maurice Pialat, The Passion of the Christ, Before Sunset, Peter Watkins, Rome cinema journal, Shaun of the Dead, Berlin, New Directors/New Films

March/April 2004

Michael Caine profiled, features on Sundance and Rotterdam 2004, Charlie Kaufman's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Joseph Losey, Marco Bellocchio, Nigerian videofilm culture, Guy Maddin's The Saddest Music in the World, Barry Gifford on Lost Highway the opera, Hou Hsiao-Hsien's Café Lumière

January/February 2004

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Best of 2003, The Battle of Algiers, Jean-Claude Brisseau, Timothy Carey, William A. Wellman, Gregory Markopoulos’s  The Temenos

November/December 2003

Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Part One, coverage of The New York, Venice and Toronto Festivals, a midsection on movie music, the Istanbul film scene, first look at Tim Burton’s Big Fish, Lars Von Trier’s Dogville, Jane Campion’s In the Cut, Errol Morris’s The Fog of War, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s 21 Grams

September/October 2003

Mystic River, Clint Eastwood, Yasujiro Ozu, Chinese Cinema Now, Buenos Aires cinema scene, Carlos Assayas’s demonlover, Gus Van Sant’s Elephant, BMW Films, Party Monster, Alec Baldwin’s guilty pleasures, and Jean-Luc Godard’s video essays

July/August 2003

Feature on Ang Lee's Hulk, part 2 of a special section on the work of Chris Marker, Cannes, Tribeca, and San Francisco Festival coverage, American Splendor, Michael Barker's Guilty Pleasures, Copenhagen film journal

May/June 2003

Central Asian Cinema, Chris Marker midsection: The Invisible Man; Chris Marker: Shock of the Old; Marker: The Truth About Paris; Chris Marker: Eyesight; Marker Direct ; New Directors / New Films; review of The Pianist

March/April 2003

Aki Kaurismäki, Todd Haynes and Douglas Sirk, James Fotopoulos, Jia Zhang-ke, the Dardenne Brothers’ The Son, Maurice Pialat, the 28th annual grosses gloss, Sundance 2003 coverage, plus the readers’ poll

January/February 2003

2002 Wrap Up; Movies that Mattered; Guilty Pleasures; Worst; Personal Bests; All Films Released; David Thomson and Cinephilia; Delmer Daves; Import DVDs; Essay Films; Gangs of New York; and Elia Suleiman

November/December 2002

Interview with Brian De Palma; features on Adaptation, Michael Moore, Fassbinder, and John Frankenheimer; coverage of the 40th New York Film Fesival and Toronto International Film Festival; special on Mexican cinema by Jose Luís Rodriguez

September/October 2002

Todd Haynes and Far from Heaven, Winona Ryder, Yasazu Masumura, Jia Zhangke, Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday, Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark, 40th New York Film Festival, Shabana Azmi, Russ Meyer

July/August 2002

George Lucas interviewed, Serge Daney, Bruce Conner, Biggie & TupacMinority Report, Jacques Tourneur, Dirty Harry, Cannes 2002, Fernando Meirelles, Australian cinema journal, Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People, Hou Hsiao-hsien's Millenium Mambo

May/June 2002

John Sayles's Sunshine State, Christopher Nolan's Insomnia, Chris Marker, Bollywood midsection, Alexander Dovzhenko, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Italian cinema scene, Pedro Almadóvar's Talk to Her, Tacita Dean, Takeshi Miike's Ichi the Killer