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.
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.
Reviews of The Lives of Others and Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams.
China Blue is a surprisingly fair-minded documentary about teenagers working in a jeans factory in China.
Reviews of Guillermo del Toro's dizzying Pan's Labyrinth and part two of Clint Eastwood's World War II opus, Letters From Iwo Jima.
Reviews of Blood Diamond, Inland Empire, The Good
German and The History Boys.