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Stuart Klawans

Film Critic

Winner of the National Magazine Award for his film reviews for The Nation, 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. When not on deadline for The Nation, he contributes articles to The New York Times, Parnassus: Poetry in Review and other publications.

  • Film May 29, 2008


    Who are films like Speed Racer, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and The Edge of Heaven really aimed at?

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film May 1, 2008

    Photo Ops

    Errol Morris's new documentary Standard Operating Procedure lacks critical distance but produces masterful evocations of Abu Ghraib.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film April 9, 2008

    Un Ballon Est un Ballon

    In Flight of the Red Balloon, filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien takes on an unmistakably Parisian story with unbridled creative abandon.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film March 6, 2008

    Our Troubled Youth

    Exploring the unexpected: Chop Shop, Paranoid Park, Vantage Point.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film February 7, 2008

    Cool Devastation

    American movie-goers finally get to see Cristian Mungiu's stunning 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.

    Stuart Klawans

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  • February 7, 2008


    'Ebony and Ivory'?

    Laguna Woods, Calif.

    Stuart Klawans, Our Readers and Peter Gizzi

  • Film January 10, 2008

    A Hard Man

    Paul Thomas Anderson's masterful There Will Be Blood pits an oil baron against a preacher in an epic contest of wills.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film September 6, 2007

    Grave Thoughts

    Heddy Honigmann's documentary Forever visits the dead in Paris, but nobody grieves; James Mangold's 3:10 to Yuma pits an evil Russell Crowe against a driven Christian Bale.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film August 23, 2007

    Bywater Blues

    Reviews of Kamp Katrina, The Monastery and Exiled.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film August 9, 2007

    Spy Games

    Reviews of The Bourne Ultimatum and The Simpsons Movie.

    Stuart Klawans