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.
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?
A trio of film reviews: Wall, Tony Takitani and Red Eye.
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
Reviews of War of the Worlds, Dark Water and Land of the Dead
Reviews of The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Me and You
and Everyone We Know and other new films.
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,
Reviews of Madagascar, Howl's Moving Castle and several other new films.
She has the face of a mermaid--a real one, not a Disney blonde. The wide
undulant mouth drinks in her world like oxygen; the hazel eyes reflect a
bent and wavering light.
Your movie reviewer has been reading Colin MacCabe's excellent book on
Jean-Luc Godard and pondering its discussion of France after World War