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Stuart Klawans

Film Critic

Winner of the National Magazine Award for his film reviews for The Nation, Stuart Klawans is author of the books Film Follies: The Cinema Out of Order (a finalist for the 1999 National Book Critics Circle Awards) and Left in the Dark: Film Reviews and Essays, 1988-2001. When not on deadline for The Nation, he contributes articles to The New York Times, Parnassus: Poetry in Review and other publications.


  • Film October 6, 2005

    Lessons of Darkness

    A History of Violence examines one man's attempt to protect his family from the murderers drifting into his small Indiana town. Good Night, and Good Luck presents a portrait of Senator Joseph McCarthy to a generation that knows him only as the front end of an "ism."

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  • Film September 22, 2005

    Anywhere But Here

    Tim Burton enlivens the dark and gloomy life of corpses and aristocrats in Corpse Bride; Occupation: Dreamland offers an unsentimental view of Iraqi soldiers.

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  • Film September 8, 2005

    A Continent for the Taking

    What to make of The Constant Gardener, a movie focused on Europeans set in Africa, the return of Terry Gilliam and the New York City-set Keane?

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  • Film August 25, 2005

    Neighbors

    A trio of film reviews: Wall, Tony Takitani and Red Eye.

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  • Film August 11, 2005

    Eat the Document

    Stuart Klawans reviews four documentary films.

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  • Film July 28, 2005

    Time Out of Mind

    There are no ordinary shots in Wong Kar Wai's 2046 and no ordinary sounds--which is remarkable, given that you've seen and heard everything before.

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  • Film July 14, 2005

    Alien Nation

    Reviews of War of the Worlds, Dark Water and Land of the Dead

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  • Film June 29, 2005

    Shoot the Piano Player

    Reviews of The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Me and You and Everyone We Know and other new films.

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  • Film June 15, 2005

    A Fistful of Dollars

    She was a saint, Renée Zellweger, with her brave chin all a-tremble, never saying a harsh word to her husband no matter how the little ones wheezed and shivered in the cruel, cruel cold,

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  • Film June 2, 2005

    Adult Content

    Reviews of Madagascar, Howl's Moving Castle and several other new films.

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