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.
A massacre in Aurora and the cinema of social hallucination.
Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, Kirby Dick’s The Invisible War, Ridley Scott’s Prometheus
Sacha Baron Cohen’s The Dictator; Emad Brunat and Guy Davidi’s 5 Broken Cameras
Hirikazu Kore-eda’s I Wish, Nanni Moretti’s We Have a Pope, Shirley Clarke’s The Connection, Mia Hansen Love’s Goodbye First Love, Jennifer Baichwal’s Payback
Gary Ross's The Hunger Games, Terence Davies's The Deep Blue Sea.
Jafar Panahi’s This Is Not a Film; Kimi Takesue’s Where Are You Taking Me?; Manfred Kirchheimer’s Art Is…The Permanent Revolution
Stephen Daldry’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Wim Wenders’s Pina.
Martin Scorsese’s Hugo.
Jem Cohen’s Newsreel No. 1, Aki Kaurismäki’s Le Havre, Andrew Niccol’s In Time
The forty-ninth edition of the New York Film Festival.