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Film Comment continues to be the most urgent, cutting-edge magazine of film criticism in the U.S. Still the greatest place for the smartest writing on cinema after more than fifty years, Film Comment keeps the conversation going in its sleek new digital format, which gives the reader more ways to experience reviews, interviews, features, and news about the most important latest movies.

Founded under the editorship of Gordon Hitchens in 1962, Film Comment is a bimonthly print publication and website of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Its subsequent editors were Richard Corliss, Harlan Jacobson, Richard Jameson, Gavin Smith, and, currently, Nicolas Rapold. Past and present contributing critics include David Bordwell, Manohla Dargis, Raymond Durgnat, Roger Ebert, Manny Farber, Howard Hampton, Molly Haskell, J. Hoberman, Eric Hynes, Kent Jones, Dave Kehr, Farran Smith Nehme, Nick Pinkerton, Geoffrey O’Brien, Frank Rich, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Andrew Sarris, Richard Schickel, Amy Taubin, David Thomson, Amos Vogel, Robin Wood, and many more.

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What’s New

Version 2.2

- Storefront layout updated.
- New filter options.
- Updated app access information for current subscribers.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Theatreprep765 ,

Best Film Periodical

SO happy Film Comment is digital so now my commutes can be something I look forward to, and so I can immediately bring up a review after I see a film. This is without a doubt the best place for film writing and criticism in American periodicals, and you wouldn't be a true cinephile without it on your devices as well.

Placeslost ,

Scrolling is horrible

Scrolling in a magazine reader app is horrible. Put in page breaks.

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Just WOW. This app is so amazing. It is so fast and fluid. I can easily read my favorite film magazine anytime, anywhere. GREAT JOB guys!!


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Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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