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 2002

Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher, Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather, Joris Ivens, Vanilla Sky, Sundance and Rotterdam 2002, Gregory Crewdson, Olivier Assays's guilty pleasures

January/February 2002

Moshen Makhmalbaf's Kandahar, Alexander Sokurov's Spiritual Voices, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, Will Smith and Michael Mann's Ali, new Japanese cinema, Andrzej Munk, Jean-Luc Godard's In Praise of Love, Nanni Moretti, Gus Van Sant's Gerry

November/December 2001

Zero for Conduct, The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson interviewed, 2001 New York Film Festival, Views from the Avant-Garde, the New York film scene post-9/11, Amelie reconsidered, Pauline Kael remembered by Paul Schrader and Howard Hampton

September/October 2001

David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, Va savoir; Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, Cahiers du Cinema at 50, Jacques Rivette’s Va Savoir, Bela Tarr, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Richard Kelly, Abbas Kiarostami’s A.B.C. Africa, Eric Rohmer’s The Lady and the Duke

July/August 2001

A.I., Michael Bay, Kon Ichikawa, François Ozon, Hollywood and porn, Mexico City Journal, Cannes 2001 coverage, Frederick Wiseman's Domestic Violence, Philippe Le Guay's Nightshift, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Shakespeare on film, Amy Poehler, Baz Lurmann's guilty pleasures

May/June 2001

Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, John Turturro's guilty pleasures, interview with Richard Widmark, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World, Shinji Aoyama's Eureka, bootleg video, interview with Walter Murch, Cologne journal

March/April 2001

Readers' poll, Jane Fonda profiled, Oscar predix, Ermanno Olmi, Robert Beavers, 2001 Sundance and Rotterdam festival coverage, digital video vs. film, Annual Grosses Gloss, Kerry Washington, Christopher Nolan, Catherine Breillat’s A ma soeu!, Jonathan Glazer

January/February 2001

Terence Davies' House of Mirth, Wong Kar-Wai's In the Mood for Love, Korea's New Wave, Gillian Anderson and Steven Soderbergh interviewed, decade's-end critics' Poll, Ousmane Sembene's Faat Kine, London film journal

November/December 2000

Michael Haneke's Code Unknown, Ginger Snaps, Essential Oshima, Rohmer's Four Seasons trilogy, Shadow of the Vampire, movie writers, the Cohen Brothers, the Soviet New Wave, plus New York and Venice film festival coverage

September/October 2000

Film Criticism on the Internet, interview with Cameron Crowe, Lars Von Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, Dogme 95, Oscar Michaeux’s Body and Soul, the Histoire(s) du Cinema soundtrack, Michael Caine and Get Carter, Jean Eustache, Edward Yangs’s Yi Yi, Harmony Korine’s guilty pleasures

July/August 2000

Beaver Trilogy, Anne McGuire, Miranda July, Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us, The Farrelly Brothers, John Waters, the MTV movie awards, Walter Hill's Supernova, Michelangelo Antonioni's Identification of a Woman, Lav Diaz, Raúl Ruiz's Time Regained, Paul Verhoeven's guilty pleasures

May/June 2000

Mike Figgis's Time Code, Michael Almereyda, Claire Denis's Beau Travail, Burt Lancaster, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Alain Resnais, Terence Davies' The House of Mirth, David Williams's Thirteen

March/April 2000

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Decalogue, Manny Farber, Al Pacino, John Ford, Peter Weir’s Fearless, Monte Hellman, Ian Hart, Martín Rejtman’s Silvia Preito, Sundance 2000

January/February 2000

Jim Carrey, Werner Herzog, Jane Campion's Holy Smoke, Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, Kevin Bacon, best movies of the Nineties, avant-garde films, Clara Bow, Cornell Woolrich and Black Angel

November/December 1999

Kevin Smith's Dogma, Leopoldo Trieste, Ann  Sothern, Ang Lee's Ride with the Devil, Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, Victor Mature, Chris Smith's American Movie, Tim Robbins' The Cradle Will Rock

September/October 1999

David Fincher and Fight Club, Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich, Clive Brook's On Approval, Catherine Breillat, Hou Hsiao-hsien, The Third Man and Touch of Evil, Stephen Soderberg, Tom Twyker's Run Lola Run

July/August 1999

Albert Brooks interview, Cannes 1999 coverage, Oliver Reed, Robert Bresson symposium, Fred Zinnemann's Act of Violence, Hirozaku Kore-eda, Alfred Hitchcock, François Truffaut, The Blair Witch Project, Léos Carax’s Les Amants du Pont-Neuf

May/June 1999

Mike Nichols Interview, Robert Bresson symposium, Tehran Film Festival

March/April 1999

Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged, Julia Sweeney, Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious, the Gay Nineties, Ben-Hur, Eddie Romero, Warren Sonbert, Rotterdam and Sundance 1999 coverage

January/February 1999

Terence Malick's The Thin Red Line, Milton Moses Ginsburg on Coming Apart, Wes Anderson, Akira Kurosawa, John Carpenter, Jacques Becker, Aleksei German, PetuliaSmall Change, Happiness, and Best Films of 1998, the Avant-Garde in 1998

November/December 1998

Rogers and Autry, Philippine cinema, Douglas Sirk, Sadie Benning, Hayao Miyazaki, Bertrand Tavernier, Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers, Venice film festival

September/October 1998

Louis Feuillade's Les Vampires, Galway Film Fleadh, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan, Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket and Lolita, Godard in the Nineties, Todd Solondz

July/August 1998

Frank Sinatra, Mary Astor, Theo Angelopoulos, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ingmar Bergman, Patrick Bachau, In the Presence of a Clown Face, Cannes coverage, Godzilla remake, Chinese BoxDay for NightThe Best American Movie Writing of 1998

May/June 1998

Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese midsection, Scorsese on color film preservation, Alex van Warmerdam, Berlin Film Festival, Shane Meadows