Extreme weather calls for extreme reading. Spend your next few days cozying up with these recent Film Comment Magazine picks!

No Joke: Violet on contemporary American comedies

Nick Pinkerton on Film Criticism in the Age of Social Media

The Great Recession: Shonni Enelow on American acting – picked as one of the best essays of 2016 at Buzzfeed!

Hidden Star: Kent Jones on Richard Widmark

The Great Divide: Andrew Chan on James Baldwin and I Am Not Your Negro

Dave Kehr on the history of Cahiers du Cinéma

Farihah Zaman on Moonlight, plus interview with Barry Jenkins