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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 March 11, 2014

    Missing Pictures

    Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Jiri Menzel’s I Served the King of England, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film February 4, 2014

    The Loved Ones

    Robert May’s Kids for Cash, Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria, Razvan Radulescu’s Child’s Pose

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film January 7, 2014

    Wolves’ Hall

    Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, Asghar Farhadi’s The Past

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film December 4, 2013

    Old Boys

    David O. Russell’s American Hustle; Spike Lee’s Oldboy

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film November 12, 2013

    Roman Holidays

    Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty; Alexander Sokurov’s Faust; Wladyslaw Pasikowski’s Aftermath

    Stuart Klawans

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  • November 12, 2013


    Immodest proposals… of skinheads and Tea Partiers… Queequeg rules… literate reviews

    Our Readers and Stuart Klawans

  • Film October 22, 2013


    Jia Zhangke’s Touch of Sin, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, and other highs (and lows) from the New York Film Festival.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film October 8, 2013

    Weightless Burdens

    Gravity and the three-dimensional tears of Sandra Bullock.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film September 24, 2013

    They Didn’t Start the Fire

    Jason Osder’s Let the Fire Burn; Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s After Tiller; Peter Morgan and Ron Howard’s Rush; anniversary wishes to Stuart Klawans from Rabbi Simcha Feffeferman

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film August 27, 2013

    World-Historical Worries

    David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium, Andrew Bujalski’s Computer Chess

    Stuart Klawans