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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.


  • FilmFebruary 4, 1999

    Two, Like, Star-Crossed Lovers

    When a young woman in high school frets about the folks in Mogadishu--when, for that matter, she can spell "Mogadishu"--American moviegoers know she needs a fashion makeover, a boyfriend and an

    Stuart Klawans

  • FilmJanuary 28, 1999

    Revenge of the Pod People

    Nobody asked me to spend my weekend watching movies about alien invasions--so for all I know, I might have been acting on promptings from an otherworldly force.

    Stuart Klawans

  • FilmJanuary 14, 1999

    Duck Soup in Japan

    Has no one informed Dr. Akagi that he's living in a complex and serious drama about the morale of Japanese citizens toward the end of World War II?

    Stuart Klawans

  • FilmJanuary 7, 1999

    Parades Gone By

    To begin the new year with something old: Milestone Film and Video has just re-released two films of antiquarian interest, directed (appropriately enough) by British film historian Kevin Brownl

    Stuart Klawans

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  • FilmDecember 24, 1998

    Holiday Celluloid Wrap-Up

    What marvels of ill assortment the film distributors perform when they dump their products at the close of the year in hope of award nominations.

    Stuart Klawans

  • FilmDecember 17, 1998

    Saving Private Malick

    For twenty years, Terrence Malick has been absent from the screen, abandoning the world's filmoids to their own devices: to watch Badlands and Days of Heaven till the print

    Stuart Klawans

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