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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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    • 4.3 • 194 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.

    Sundance 2023 #7, with Dessane Lopez Cassell, Poulomi Das, and Jessica Kiang

    Sundance 2023 #7, with Dessane Lopez Cassell, Poulomi Das, and Jessica Kiang

    The Sundance Film Festival triumphantly returns to in-person screenings this year, which of course means that your intrepid Film Comment crew is once again on the scene in snowy Park City, bringing you dispatches and podcasts covering all the highlights of the 2023 edition.

    On today’s podcast, Dessane Lopez Cassell (SEEN), Poulomi Das (The Playlist), and Jessica Kiang (Variety) join FC’s Devika Girish for another round of Sundance conversation. This time around, the critics discuss festival selections Passages, Shortcomings, A Thousand and One, and Milisuthando.

    Catch up on all of our Sundance 2023 coverage here:
    https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/category/festivals/sundance/sundance-2023/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sundance 2023 #6, with Miriam Bale and Abby Sun

    Sundance 2023 #6, with Miriam Bale and Abby Sun

    The Sundance Film Festival triumphantly returns to in-person screenings this year, which of course means that your intrepid Film Comment crew is once again on the scene in snowy Park City, bringing you dispatches and podcasts covering all the highlights of the 2023 edition.

    On today’s podcast, Miriam Bale (Indie Memphis Film Festival) and Abby Sun (International Documentary Association) return for another round of Sundance conversation with Film Comment’s Devika Girish. This time, they discuss festival selections Fair Play, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt, Rye Lane, and The Tuba Thieves.

    Catch up on all of our Sundance 2023 coverage here: https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/category/festivals/sundance/sundance-2023/

    • 51 min
    Sundance 2023 #5, with Jessica Kiang and Justin Chang

    Sundance 2023 #5, with Jessica Kiang and Justin Chang

    The Sundance Film Festival triumphantly returns to in-person screenings this year, which of course means that your intrepid Film Comment crew is once again on the scene in snowy Park City, bringing you dispatches and podcasts covering all the highlights of the 2023 edition.

    On today’s podcast, Film Comment Co-Deputy Editor Devika Girish talks to critics Justin Chang (The Los Angeles Times and Fresh Air) and Jessica Kiang (Variety and elsewhere) about Sundance selections Eileen, You Hurt My Feelings, Past Lives (pro-side this time), and Cat Person.

    Catch up on all of our Sundance 2023 coverage here.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Sundance 2023 #4, Vadim Rizov and Dan Sullivan

    Sundance 2023 #4, Vadim Rizov and Dan Sullivan

    The Sundance Film Festival triumphantly returns to in-person screenings this year, which of course means that your intrepid Film Comment crew is once again on the scene in snowy Park City, bringing you dispatches and podcasts covering all the highlights of the 2023 edition.

    On today’s podcast, Film Comment’s Devika Girish talks to Vadim Rivov(Filmmaker Magazine) and Dan Sullivan (Film at Lincoln Center) about Sundance selections Fremont, Gush, Polite Society, and A Common Sequence. They also dig into the festival’s New Frontier section and whether or not there’s such a thing as a “Sundance film.”

    Catch up on all of our Sundance 2023 coverage here:
    https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/category/festivals/sundance/sundance-2023/

    • 45 min
    Sundance 2023 #3, with Miriam Bale and Abby Sun

    Sundance 2023 #3, with Miriam Bale and Abby Sun

    The Sundance Film Festival triumphantly returns to in-person screenings this year, which of course means that your intrepid Film Comment crew is once again on the scene in snowy Park City, bringing you dispatches and podcasts covering all the highlights of the 2023 edition.

    On today’s podcast, Film Comment’s Devika Girish talks to Miriam Bale (Indie Memphis Film Festival) and Abby Sun (International Documentary Association) about Sundance selections Earth Mama, Past Lives, Against the Tide, Little Richard: I Am Everything, and Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project.

    • 46 min
    Sundance 2023 #2, with Sam Adams, Kayla Myers, and Alissa Wilkinson

    Sundance 2023 #2, with Sam Adams, Kayla Myers, and Alissa Wilkinson

    The Sundance Film Festival triumphantly returns to in-person screenings this year, which of course means that your intrepid Film Comment crew is once again on the scene in snowy Park City, bringing you dispatches and podcasts covering all the highlights of the 2023 edition.

    On today’s podcast, Film Comment’s Devika Girish invited FC friends and critics Alissa Wilkinson (Vox), Sam Adams (Slate) and Kayla Myers (Indie Memphis Film Festival) to chat about the buzzy titles of Day Two, including Justice, Earth Mama, To Live and Die and Live, Mami Wata, Animalia, the documentary shorts program, and more.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

enelsonpa ,

Keep the marriage stories series going

I loved the Marriage Stories #2 interview. Especially Andrea Janes has a great voice presence and sense of humor. Please keep this hit series going, on different themes of marriage and relationships as viewed across several films.

Coda disliker ,

Meh

They have the ability to make you uninterested in a movie even when they’re praising it. At least they are talking about better movies than most film podcasts.

Coralflorida ,

TAR ep

Ridiculous conversation. The readings of the classroom scene are entirely too sensitive to the panelists’ political biases. One commentator actually complained it’s a problem he couldn’t identify the filmmaker’s opinion on the protagonist, as if ambivalence is automatically problematic and to be avoided. Great example of why film culture today is as irrelevant as it’s ever been.

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