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Stuart Klawans

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Stuart Klawans

Film Critic

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.


News and Features

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
and The History Boys.

Stuart Klawans reviews Fast Food Nation, a film that aspires to activism as it undermines its own anticorporate message.

Reviews of films from the vulgar to the magisterial: Borat, Flags of Our Fathers, For Your Consideration, Our Daily Bread and Fur.

Penelope Cruz shines in Pedro Almodóvar's Volver; James Longley's Iraq in Fragments is a repository of small truths.

Reviews from the New York Film Festival, including Marie
, Climate, 49 Up and more.

Martin Scorsese is one of those great artists who not only expresses
emotion through film but also invents it. With The Departed,
he proves why he's one of the best.

Reviews of Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia and Kelly Reichardt's Old Joy.