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Pauline Kael

Remembering Robert Altman in a Documentary on EPIX

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

When critics talk about the heyday of American filmmaking in the 1970's, director Robert Altman was not only a part of that flourishing, he was at the...

Interview: Director Barry Levinson, The Bay and Being Independent

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.

Wrapping up Sundance 2012 - Pt. 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Just when I thought I was done with Sundance, I get a comment from a reader posing several questions that seem not only thoughtful but relevant. So al...

Caitlin Flanagan and Joan Didion: Writers and Mothers

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

Caitlin Flanagan goes there -- the third rail of women talking about other women -- the kind of stuff we lower our voices to share -- she goes after Joan Didion's portrayal of herself as a mother. With all due respect.

Pauline Kael

Howard Kissel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home
Howard Kissel

Critics, almost by definition, remain on the sidelines of the art they describe. But Pauline, in the fervor of her tastes, became a player.

I Found It at the Movies

Warren Adler | Posted 12.29.2011 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Pauline Kael, who reviewed movies for The New Yorker for many years, was considered by many to be the goddess of film critics. Her comments on movies were both insightful and controversial.

Easy Reader: Kellow's Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark Throws Radiant Light on the Renowned Movie Critic

David Finkle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.

Black Swan -- A Second Time

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

As the father of a ballerina I wanted to see Black Swan again, this time with her ballet teacher of many years. It was a completely different experience.