The Nation's film critic 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. His film criticism and reviews for The Nation won the 2007 National Magazine Award. When not on deadline for The Nation, he contributes articles to the New York Times and other publications.
Live Free or Die Hard is boot camp for slackers. Knocked Up takes measure of the inadequate man.
Reviews of A Mighty Heart, Sicko, Czech Dream and Unborn in the USA.
12:08 East of Bucharest is a hilariously bleak film set on the sixteenth anniversary of Romania's revolution.
Reviews of the animated psychoanalytic sci-fi thriller Paprika, 9 Star Hotel and Poison Friends.
Sam Raimi has loaded so many big ideas into Spider-Man 3, they drag this morality-soaked bag of kittens right down to the river's bottom.
Reviews of Syndromes and a Century, Private Fears in Public Places, Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis and Stephanie Daley.
Reviews of the films Black Book and Zodiac.
Reviews of U-Carmen, Offside and Killer of Sheep, arguably one of the best films of 2007.
Reviews of The Host, The Wind That Shakes the Barley and The Namesake.