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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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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

November-December 1991

Martha Coolidge’s Rambling Rose, Frank Borzage’s Lucky Star, Claude Chabrol, Citizen Kane: can anyone be trusted?, spiritual collegiate encounters with Bresson, Sidney M. Goldin and Aubrey Scotto’s Uncle Moses, festival beat, Marcel Carné interviewed, Life with Video, Henri-Georges Clouzot’s The Wages of Fear, on the set of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

September-October 1991

Cannes 1991, Gus Van Sant, David Lean, Mike Leigh, the Coen Brothers, Don Siegel by Andrew Sarris and Clint Eastwood, taking auteur theory to task, Nicholas Ray on Nicholas Ray, Sean Penn interviewed, Terry Gilliam’s Guilty Pleasures, Life with Video

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

May-June 1991

Mike Nichols interviewed, Xavier Koller’s Journey of Hope, Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Chameleon Street, film censorship, Jaime Humberto Hermosillo’s The Summer of Miss Forbes, Bernardo Bertolucci and Paul Bowles, Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca, introducing Life with Video, Oliver Stone, John Huston’s The List of Adrian Messenger, Brian DePalma

March-April 1991

An appreciation of Audrey Hepburn by Molly Haskell, Oscar predix, George Sluizer’s The Vanishing, Republic Pictures, Albert Brooks interviewed, Richard Corliss on literary adaptations, remembering Irene Dunne, Joan Bennett, Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus, Zhang Yimou, Eric Bogosian’s Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Robert Aldrich’s Ulzana’s Raid

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