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 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

November/December 1990

Stephen Frears’s The Grifters, Fritz Lang’s centenary, Barry Levinson interviewed, F.W. Murnau and Robert Flaherty’s Tabu, a career appreciation of Theo Angelopoulos, Arthur Terry, Robert Towne, David Lynch’s Wild at Heart, Toronto and Venice

September/October 1990

The Coen Brothers’ Miller’s Crossing, MPAA ratings, David Lean, Ken Burns’s The Civil War, Teresa Wright, Cannes 1990, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas, John Turturro interviewed, British crime films, Maurizio Nichetti, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Five Fingers

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 ’n 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

January/February 1990

Michael Douglas interviewed, Neil Jordan interviewed, the public domain, special midsection on ’80s movie moguls, the 1989 movie revue, Ed Zwick interviewed, Oscar predix, William Gibson and Clive Barker venture into filmmaking, festival coverage

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 Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape, Ted Turner's wishlist, David Hockney, Traci Lords and Cry-Baby, Steven 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

January/February 1988

Families on film, Daniel Day Lewis interviewed, special midsection on Robert Redford and Cher, the 1987 Movie Revue, Ed Pressman interviewed, Film Comment at 25, Elie Wiesel on The Wannsee Conference, Walter Bernstein interviewed

November/December 1987

Armond White on Cry Freedom, Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor, notes on The Blacklist, Jean-Luc Godard's jeans commercials, the Directors Guild royalties strike, the New York Film Festival at 25, Mary Lambert's Siesta

September/October 1987

Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, New York Film Festival at 25, John Huston, Anjelica Huston interviewed, Rob Reiner interviewed, The Princess Bride, Yves Montand, television censorship, Fred Astaire obituary

July/August 1987

Interviews with Norman Mailer, Joe Strummer, Charles Bukowski, Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer, and Nestor Almendros

May/June 1987

Special midsection on Glasnost, Indian film, working girls on film, Brian De Palma's guilty pleasures, Rabbi Menahem M. Schneerson's cablecasts, Berlin and New Directors/New Films festival coverage

March/April 1987

The Coens’ Raising Arizona,  Woody Allen’s Radio Days, Robert Townsend’s Hollywood Shuffle, David Thomson on Film Society of Lincoln Center 1987 honoree Alex Guinness, mainstream depictions of the afterlife, Harlan Kennedy on Stephen Frears, Sundance Film Festival, Grosses Gloss