Film

Arrival of an Artist
April 10, 1961
October 09, 2013

At last. Michelangelo Antonioni is an Italian director who has just made his seventh film and who is so highly esteemed abroad that there has already been an Antonioni Festival in London.

A New Spielberg; and Others.
December 10, 1993
October 09, 2013

Steven Spielberg has made his own Holocaust museum.

Spielberg Revisited
January 24, 1994
October 09, 2013

If a film has genuine worth, it's more than one film. It changes with further viewings. The second time you see it, it's larger. This time you aren't "distracted" by the story, by discovering what happens next.

Getting Better
March 25, 1996
October 09, 2013

It's always fun to see a reliable old story smartly updated. This time it's the man and woman who are both in the news game, and this time of course it's the TV news game.

A Wry Requiem
March 24, 1997
October 09, 2013

Under the credits Kathleen Ferrier sings the haunting lament from Gluck's Orfèo. A man's voice says:I have to tell you that a very special little world has died and I am the designated mourner.

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: A Citizen of a Wider World
October 09, 2013

For decades, readers of The New Republic could not comprehend that their beloved and trusted Stanley Kauffmann was in his seventies, his eighties, and then his nineties. He had started as film critic at the magazine in 1958.

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: "A Masterpiece Every Week!"
October 09, 2013

In the early 1960s, when I was an undergraduate, I first began reading Stanley Kauffmann in The New Republic, and I got pulled into his eloquent enthusiasms for the exciting new art coming to the States from Italy, France, Sweden, Japan, and Eastern

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: The First Film Critic I Ever Read
October 09, 2013

Stanley Kauffmann and I went way back together, without ever having met. The New Republic was the first magazine I subscribed to as a high school teen, and Kauffmann the first film critic I regularly read. He was my introducer to Ingmar Bergman, Fran

Stanley Kauffmann Tribute: Conversations Over Apple Juice
October 09, 2013

Among the duties that new Back of the Book assistant editors find on their roster when they first arrive at The New Republic: Go to New York—particularly, the penthouse of a West Village apartment building.

Stanley Kauffmann, 1916-2013
October 09, 2013

The New Republic mourns the death of our beloved film critic, Stanley Kauffmann

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