An interview with the man who gave French New Wave hits such as Breathless, Shoot the Piano Player, Jules and Jim, Contempt, Alphaville, Pierrot le Fou, and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her their distinctive look.
Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" tops the magazine's survey of over 120 film critics and editors, which also includes many New York Film Festival alums and Film Society new releases like our debut theatrical engagement of Edward Yang's "A Brighter Summer Day."
The magazine and its pool of critics provides a wish list for the upcoming year in film distribution with its collection of the 50 best films not released in 2011, topped by New York Film Festival hit "This Is Not a Film" by Iranian director Jafar Panahi.
Picking up on a podcast series launched back in Cannes, Film Comment editor Gavin Smith and Film Society's Scott Foundas sat down for a half hour conversation about the year in cinema and the results of Film Comment's twelfth annual survey of critics and writers. The poll included more than 120 participants naming their best of 2011.