Stuart Klawans

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Stuart Klawans has been the film critic for The Nation since 1988. He also writes a column on the visual arts for The New York Daily News.


He obtained his degree from Yale University.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

He won the 2007 National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism and he received a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a critical study of Preston Sturges. His 1998 book Film Follies: The Cinema Out of Order was a finalist in the Criticism category for the National Book Critics Circle Award.


Klawans appears in the 2009 documentary For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism describing the importance and impact of two deceased film critics, Manny Farber and Vincent Canby. His work has appeared in the New York Times.[2]


  • Film Follies: The Cinema Out of Order
  • Left in the Dark: Film Reviews and Essays, 1988-2001


Klawans is the son of the late Yoletta Klawans, a first grade teacher, and the late Jack Klawans, a manager of a chain of women's clothing stores. Klawans is married to Bali Miller, a private advisor in modern and contemporary art in New York.[1] He lives in New York City.


  1. ^ a b "Bali Miller, Stuart Klawans". New York Times. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stuart Klawans". The Nation. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

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