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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 July 31, 2013

    Thoughtless and Dishonest

    Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine; Sophia Coppola’s The Bling Ring; Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film July 2, 2013

    Natural Born Killers

    Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing, Jem Cohen’s Museum Hours, Eliav Lilti’s Israel: A Home Movie, Jerry Bruckheimer’s Enemy of the State

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film May 21, 2013

    Flappers and Philosophers

    Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Richard Linklater’s Before Midnight

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film April 24, 2013

    Beyond

    Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, Derek Cinfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines, Brian Helgeland’s 42

    Stuart Klawans

  • Culture April 10, 2013

    The Idea of Freedom

    Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa, Su Friedrich’s Gut Renovation, Shirley Clarke’s Portrait of Jason, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers.

    Stuart Klawans

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  • Film February 19, 2013

    Hollywood Ending?

    Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects; Lynne Sach’s Your Day Is My Night

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film January 23, 2013

    Crazy, Stupid, Guns

    Moussa Touré’s La Pirogue, Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film January 9, 2013

    Waltz Unchained

    Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained; Béla Tarr’s The Turin Horse

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film December 5, 2012

    Glamour Suits

    Sam Mendez’s Skyfall, David O. Russell’s Silver Lining Playbook, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina, Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, Katheryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Film November 7, 2012

    Transmigrations

    Tom Tykwer and Lana and Andy Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s The Law in These Parts.

    Stuart Klawans