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Stuart Klawans

Author Bios

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.

Articles

News and Features

Paradise Now explores the bond among suicide bombers; The
Squid and the Whale
brings two monstrously large characters to
human scale and The President's Last Bang is nastily efficient.

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."

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

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.

Stuart Klawans reviews four documentary films.

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.

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,