Stanley Kauffmann is an American author, editor, and critic of film and theatre. He has written for The New Republic since 1958 and currently contributes film criticism to that magazine.
Stanley Kauffmann is featured in the 2009 documentary For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism where he is shown discussing the beginnings of film criticism in America, and noting the important contributions of poet Vachel Lindsay, who was able to grasp that "the arrival of film was an important moment in the history of human consciousness."
While working as an editor at Alfred A. Knopf in 1959 he discovered a manuscript by Walker Percy entitled The Moviegoer. After a year of rewrites and revisions, the novel was published in 1961, and went on to win a National Book Award in 1962.