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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 1993

Jack Lemmon saluted, Harold Lloyd’s centenary, Gillian Armstrong, Iranian cinema, Susan Sarandon interviewed, Humphrey Jennings, Peter Bogdanovich, aesthetics and the Clinton inauguration, John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, Oscar predix, in memoriam: Stephen Harvey and Audrey Hepburn

January/February 1993

Burt Lancaster, the Best of ’92, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Marguerite Duras, the Carry On comedies, Walon Green interviewed, Italian horror, a celebration of Positif, Hal Hartley, cinematographers on film-to-video transfer, Dick Thorpe

November/December 1992

Fritz Lang, Harvey Keitel, Hollywood screenwriters, Jules and Jim, Neil Jordan’s Guilty Pleasures, Judy Davis interviewed, Tod Browning’s The Devil Doll, Michael Mann, in memoriam: Anthony Perkins

September/October 1992

Carl Franklin’s One False Move, special section on Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven, happiness in film, Sidney Lumet interviewed, Claire Denis, Carl Stalling, Walt Disney, film school, James Foley’s Guilty Pleasures

July/August 1992

Cannes at 45, Samuel Fuller's The Big Red One, Sigourney Weaver and Alien3, Rock Hudson and Swoon, Christopher Münch's The Hours and Times, Robert Mitchum interviewed, Jane Russell interviewed, Chen Kaige, aviation movies, Christopher Walken interviewed, Phillip Noyce interviewed

May/June 1992

An appreciation of James Agee, dying in film, Forster adaptations through the ages, Robert Altman’s The Player, arthouse cinemas, Jim Jarmusch’s Guilty Pleasures, Lee Tracy and Victor Fleming’s Bombshell, Hammer Horror, Steven Spielberg: a career analysis

March/April 1992

Oscar predix, Bertrand Tavernier interviewed, saluting Gregory Peck, Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Proof, ILM, Jon Jost, Cecil B. DeMille and William deMille, Paul Schrader interviewed

January/February 1992

Blade Runner restoration, Seijun Suzuki, Frank Capra, Warren Beatty interview, Gabriel Figueroa, Irma Serrano “La Tigresa”, Wim Wenders’s guilty pleasures, Donald Lyons on Naked Lunch, Kafka, and Barton Fink

July/August 1991

Milos Forman, Andrew Sarris on Billy Wilder, David Thomson on Graham Greene, Thelma & Louise, Marlon Brando, Danny Aiello interview, Nestor Almendros on Sergei Eisenstein, Hanna Schygulla, Jacques Demy

January/February 1991

Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, E. Elias Merhige’s Begotten, a career appreciation of Robert Altman, James Naremore on the FBI vs. Orson Welles, Jodie Foster’s Little Man Tate, Mark Robson’s My Foolish Heart, the New York Film Festival

July/August 1990

Richard Linklater, Paul Verhoeven, and Abel Ferrara interviewed, Andrew Sarris on the state of film criticism, Paul Schrader's The Comfort of Strangers, Greta Garbo, Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, and Jonathan Rosenbaum on Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris

May/June 1990

Roger Ebert versus Richard Corliss, Peter Greenaway interviewed, midsection on Michael Powell, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Raul Ruiz's The Golden BoatLongtime Companion, Kid and Play interviewed

March/April 1990

Richard Corliss on the state of film criticism, special midsection on Jimmy Stewart, Jeanne Moreau interviewed, James Toback’s The Big BangTwin Peaks, Jennifer Jason Leigh interviewed, Ten Apocryphal Hollywood Tales

November/December 1989

Michael Moore interviewed, Greil Marcus on ’80s culture and cinema, special midsection on character actors, Woody Allen’s Crimes and Misdemeanors, Atom Egoyan interviewed, festival reports, Laurence Olivier, D.W. Griffith, Euzhan Palcy interviewed, Prince and Batman, Kenneth Branagh

September/October 1989

Special midsection on cinematography, Vittorio Storaro interviewed, Sven Nykvist interviewed, Norman Jewison’s In Country, Claude Chabrol’s Story of Women, Laurence Olivier, D.W. Griffith, Euzhan Palcy interviewed, up-and-coming Australian filmmakers

July/August 1989

Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, Jim Jarmusch's Mystery Train, Steven Soderberg's sex, lies, and videotape, Ted Turner's wishlist, David Hockney, Traci Lords and Cry-Baby, Stephen Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Brian De Palma's Casualties of War, Cannes 1989

May/June 1989

Jerry Schatzberg's Reunion, Harold Pinter interviewed, Ray Carney on John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara interviewed, Alexander Sokurov, Soviet censorship, Ken Russell's The Rainbow, Holly Hunter interviewed, Carl Th. Dreyer

March/April 1989

Patrick Duncan’s 84 Charlie Mopic, the Film Society of Lincoln Center honors Bette Davis, special midsection on film’s aesthetic influence on other art forms, Oscar forecast, Tom Hanks interviewed, John Hurt interviewed, Roland Gift profiled, Richard Roud remembered

January/February 1989

Harvey Fierstein and Torch Song Trilogy, François Truffaut’s final screenplay La Petite Voleuse, special midsection: ’90s forecast, Vasili Pichul’s Little Vera, Oliver Stone’s Talk Radio, TV’s Manhunt…Live!

November/December 1988

Pedro Almodóvar interview and Women On the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Gene Hackman interview, Mississippi Burning, midsection on Eighties concert films, The Last Temptation of Christ controversy, Venice Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Clara Bow, Ingmar Bergman

September/October 1988

David Cronenberg’s Dead Ringers, Jeremy Irons interviewed, Terence Davies interviewed, Ring Lardner, Jr. interviewed, special midsection on Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, Christine Edzard’s Little Dorrit, Orson Welles’s unfinished works, François Truffaut’s letters, Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay!

July/August 1988

Robert Zemeckis’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit; James Dearden interviewed; Patty Hearst; special midsection on the ’60s featuring Cassavetes, Costa-Gavras, Hopper, and Wexler; Dean Stockwell interviewed; Norman Stone; Israeli filmmakers; François Truffaut’s letters

May/June 1988

Wim Wenders's Wings of Desire, Elia Kazan's autobiography, George Harrison interview, Lana Turner, Hong Kong midsection (Jackie Chan, Tsui Hark, Chow Yun Fat), Robert Altman's Tanner '88, Berlin Film Festival 1988, hybrid documentaries

March/April 1988

James L. Brooks’s Broadcast News, Alan Rudolph interviewed, special midsection on documentary filmmakers branching out into fiction, Charlie Chaplin and Robert Florey, Oscar predictions, Roger Vadim interviewed, Grosses Gloss, TV dramedies