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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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 Thompson 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

January/February 1987

1986 in review, Oliver Stone on Platoon, Jean-Jacques Beineix’ Betty Blue, Armond White on directors and their muses, special midsection on what it means to be “in development,” Stuart Gordon and Re-Animator's special effects, colorization debates, Cary Grant

November/December 1986

Hollywood and small town America in Blue Velvet, Peggy Sue Got Married, and True Stories, Sigourney Weaver section, interviews with Peter Weir and Dennis Hopper, Nazi propaganda films, fall festival reports

September/October 1986

F. Murray Abraham, French directors on American artists in ‘Round Midnight and Ménage, David Byrne’s True Stories, Roland Joffe’s The Mission, Dorris Dorrie, Hanif Kureishi, David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It

July/August 1986

Special midsection on exploitation films; Dr. Ruth fold-out; interview with Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams and David Zucker; Tobe Hooper and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2; Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy, Troma Films

May/June 1986

Special section on Humphrey Bogart, a look at new ratings and censorship, Hannah and Her Sisters, Austin Pendleton on Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 1986 honoree Elizabeth Taylor, J. Hoberman on Hungarian cinema, roundup of Spanish cinema

March/April 1986

The gay gaze, The Official Story and Argentinian cinema, Richard Corliss on Out of Africa and 1985 films, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Michael Apted’s 28 Up, Stephen Frears’s My Beautiful Laundrette, non-actors in Hollywood, James Foley interview, Ry Cooder

January/February 1986

The 1985 Movie Revue, Marcia Pally on the resurgence of Cold War cinema, The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s mainstream success, interview with John Bright, Armond White on theater to film adaptations, the prominence of television

November/December 1985

Looney Tunes, Chuck Jones, Bob Clampett, women in Hollywood, Emilio Fernandez, Jewel of the Nile, Jean-Luc Godard's Hail Mary controversy, hillbilly movies

September/October 1985

Jane Fonda in Agnes of God, Meryl Streep in Plenty, special midsection on race films, Mantan Moreland, Oscar Micheaux, Ran, Mishima, J. Hoberman on TV’s Golden Age, Wayne Wang interview

July/August 1985

The wild side of British film, new Westerns, William Hurt, John Travolta, Hollywood’s appeal to teenagers, interviews with Edgar Reitz and Kevin Kline, midsection on mavericks: Altman, Rudolph, Yorkin, Scorsese, and Bogdanovich by Manny Farber