250 episodes

Founded in 1962, Film Comment has been the home of independent film journalism for over 50 years, publishing in-depth interviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. Film Comment is a nonprofit publication that relies on the support of readers. Support film culture and subscribe today.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.4, 125 Ratings

Founded in 1962, Film Comment has been the home of independent film journalism for over 50 years, publishing in-depth interviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. Film Comment is a nonprofit publication that relies on the support of readers. Support film culture and subscribe today.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

spittingoutteeth ,

Great publication, pretty great podcast

First off, some of the reviews on here are just asinine. This is a podcast for a long-running film journal that covers cinema as an art form, not pure entertainment. The fact that they’re not fanboys talking about “Avengers Pt. 24” isn’t their fault—it’s yours for not understanding the point of the podcast. And for having puerile taste in film.

That said, this podcast is a pretty decent complement to the magazine (which I subscribe to). My one complaint is that I wish each episode was done by a single host instead of the “round table” format, which can get a bit silly and cause the hosts to lose perspective. Also, I won’t name names (others already have) but a couple of the hosts are just domineering and downright insufferable at times, and some tend to have a very singular approach to their criticism that lacks nuance (I.e. ever review is based in on a feminist perspective, or a Marxist perspective, etc. This is a common problem is film academia as well, and is antithetical to the complexity of film as an art form). This is rarely the case in the magazine, probably since an editor is involved.

While I still listen to the FC podcast regularly, I much prefer the “Film at Lincoln Center” podcast (which I believe they produce as well) which includes some fantastic, challenging and thought-provoking interviews with some of the greatest filmmakers of our time. I wish this podcast took a similar approach in its format.

itsPeteski ,

Meta Meta Lame Joke Giggle Giggle

Um. Do these people write? Um. I hope so, because they can't talk or have a conversation. Um. BTW, I am the audience for this. Um. Except I'm an adult. Um.

P. Matte ,

Pointless

Almost good for learning how one can analyze film, but doesn’t have anything provocative or thought provoking. A lot of softball and tiptoeing. (May change rating if I hear better ep.)

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