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 1998

Martin Scorsese interviewed, 1997 wrap-up, features on Edgar Kennedy, Atom Egoyan, Michael Winterbottom, tabloid documentaries, Titanic films, and coverage of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival

November/December 1997

Robert Duvall interviewed, features on Jack Smith, Kiss Me Deadly, My Best Friend's Wedding, Aleksandr Sokurov, L.A. Confidential, Godard and the Situationists, Film Blanc, and coverage of the 1997 Venice, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals

September/October 1997

Lee Tamahori's The Edge, Frank Borzage, Errol Morris, Gloria Grahame, Contempt, Chen Kaige, Emir Kusturica, Boogie Nights, Fred Zinneman, Gummo

July/August 1997

Critics' poll of best undistributed foreign films, features on Hong Kong cinema, The Lost WorldThe Searchers, Soviet musicals, Jazz on a Summer's DayLand of the Pharaohs, Sidney Lumet, Luc Besson, Moshen Makhmalbaf

May/June 1997

Star Wars, Cinerama, Oscar Redux, Philippe Garrel, Sean Connery tribute, exploitation films, Jonathan Nossiter's Sunday, Michelangelo Antonioni's Beyond the Clouds, Lumière & Co., Chrisopher Münch, and Berlin Film Festival coverage

March/April 1997

David Cronenberg interviewed, Oscar Predictions, P.T. Anderson's Hard Eight, Evita, Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colors . . . White, Saul Bass, Richard III, Ken Jacobs, Wim Wenders, Sundance Film Festival coverage, rock n' roll movies

January/February 1997

James Woods interviewed, features on Lost Highway, Raúl Ruiz, John Garfield, Charles Burnett, Spike Lee, early movie websites, and Molly Haskell's Guilty Pleasures

November/December 1996

Jane Campion's  Portrait of a Lady, Helke Misselwitz's Engelchen,  Elia Kazan’s Wild River, Jean-Pierre Melville, Youssef Chahine, Cornel Wilde, James Benning, The Killers, an interview with Jules Dassin, coverage of the Beachmont Silent Film Festival, Venice, Toronto, and New York film festivals

September/October 1996

Tsai Ming-Liang, Brigette Lin, British war films, Maurice Pialat's Le Garçu, John Carpenter's Guilty Pleasures, artists as filmmakers, Nick Gomez, Jacques Demy's The Young Girls of Rochefort, Eric Rohmer, Dan Ireland's The Whole Wide World, Kent Jones on summer blockbusters

July/August 1996

Cannes 1996, Abbas Kiarostami interviewed, Mission: Impossible, Michael Haneke, Hal Hartley, the films of Donald Cammell, Marcel Ophuls interviewed by Kurt Jacobsen, Trainspotting and Scottish cinema, Psycho revisited, Bernardo Bertolucci's Guilty Pleasures

May/June 1996

Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, Clint Eastwood, Sam Fuller, Stanley Kwan, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., John Sayles, Augustin Diaz Yanes's Nobody Will Speak of Us When We Are Dead, Berlin Film Festival, Mamoru Oshii's Ghost in the Shell

March/April 1996

Jean-Luc Godard interviewed, Michele Soavi, Michael Mann, Jean Arthur interviewed, Michael Curtiz, pre-code Warner Bros., Ernest R. Dickerson's J*U*I*C*E

January/February 1996

Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, Olivier Assayas, Billy Wilder's Double IndemnityAeon Flux, Wong Kar-Wai, Jean Renoir, Benjamin Ross's The Young Poisoner's Handbook, 1995 in review, Terence Davies's Guilty Pleasures

November/December 1995

Mexican cinema, Miklos Rosza, City of Lost Children, Leaving Los Vegas, British cinema, Toronto and New York Film Festivals

September/October 1995

Elisha Cook Jr., Zhang Yimou, Buster Keaton, Edgardo Cozarinsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Planet of the Apes, Stan Brakhage

July/August 1995

Mystery Science Theater 3000, John Boorman interview, Modesty Blaise, André Téchiné, Todd Haynes's Safe, Crumb, Fritz Lang's Spies

May/June 1995

Ingmar Bergman, Shirley MacLaine, Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures, Lon Chaney, Robert Hamer, Berlin Film Festival

March/April 1995

Sundance 1995, special section on Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, glasnost cinema, Robert Zemeckis, Colin Low and Wolf Koenig's City of Gold, Barbet Schroeder interview, Charley Chase, Mikhail Kalatozov's I am Cuba

January/February 1995

Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Mama RomaInterview with the VampireAnchoress, maternity in film, Takeshi Kitano, Robert Benton interviewed, Nobody's Fool, best of 1994, Nick Gomez, Nelson Pereira dos Santos

November/December 1994

Forrest Gump vs. Natural Born Killers, Lindsay Anderson, Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy, Tim Burton interview, Peter Cushing, Toronto and New York Film Festivals

September/October 1994

Ken Burn’s Baseball, Mitchell Leisen, Federico Fellini, the Brothers Quay, Gregg Araki, Allison Ander, Mike Leigh’s BBC films

November/December 1993

Jim McBride’s David Holzman’s Diary, Bill Murray, special section on Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, a tribute to Derek Jarman, assassination films, Anna Magnani, Cy Endfield, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, found film, John Greyson’s Zero Patience

September/October 1993

Alison Maclean’s Crush, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, dying in film, Jack Carson, Jerome Boivin’s Baxter and Barjo, special section on Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, John Woo interviewed, Armond White on visual illiteracy and Simi Valley aesthetics, examining race in the cinema of John Ford

July/August 1993

Dylan Thomas's screenplays, B-movies, Max Ophuls's Madame de..., Josef von Sternberg's Scarlett Empress, Julia Sweeney's guilty pleasures, Philip Kaufman interviewed, Alfred Hitchcock during WWII, Gregory Markopoulos, Ousmane Sembene, Cannes 1993