Film Comment‘s app, available for iOS and Android devices, offers the optimal digital reading experience for our magazine. Subscribers get the magazine in its entirety in an easy-to-read format, plus full access to new issues on the first of the month, weekly digests of our online content, and select archival pieces. Purchase an app-only subscription here.

All iOS users can enjoy a 30 day free trial, which is extended a further 30 days by entering their email address. Android users do not get a trial at this time.

iPhone and iPad users click here to download.

For Android, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

All users receive the September/October 2016 issue for free.


If you’re already a subscriber to the print edition, you get free access to all issues. To check which e-mail is linked to your subscription, or to update your email, please click here.


Purchase a subscription here.

Sign in at the bottom of the screen, and enter the email address associated with your subscription:


Once you’ve downloaded an issue, tap “Read” to open it. If the “Update” option appears next to “Read,” tap it in order to enjoy the most recent version of the magazine.


Tap the cover or any article to see the bottom navigation bar.


You can use the arrows to flip forward and backward through the issue. Tap the bottom left corner menu icon to view the full table of contents.


Scroll through the table of contents by pulling and dragging. From here, you can jump to any article by tapping its title.

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You can increase the type by tapping appfaq-aabutton and dragging the circle from right to left.

Tap appfaq-sharebutton to share any article.

Tap the appfaq-infobutton in the top right-hand corner to read the author’s bio.


Tap their bio to open a browser and see all of the articles they’ve written that are available online.