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 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 Almodóvar's Talk to Her, Tacita Dean, Takeshi Miike's Ichi the Killer

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, Amélie 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 Luhrmann'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 soeur!, Jonathan Glazer

January/February 2001

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

November/December 2000

Michael Haneke’s Code UnknownGinger Snaps, Essential Oshima, Rohmer’s Four Seasons trilogy, Shadow of the Vampire, movie writers, the Coen 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 Micheaux’s Body and Soul, the Histoire(s) du Cinema soundtrack, Michael Caine and Get Carter, Jean Eustache, Edward Yang’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, Burt Lancaster, Mike Mills

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 Prieto, 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’s  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, Steven Soderbergh, 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, Berlin Film Festival, Doug Liman’s Go, Claude Jutra’s Mon Oncle Antoine, David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ

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