Look up a movie in this guide and, chances are, you'll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael's reviews aren't just provocative - they're addictive.
These brief, informative reviews, written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings - a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you'll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.
|Publisher:||Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.|
|Edition description:||1st Owl book ed|
About the Author
Pauline Kael won the National Book Award for her film criticism in 1974. The film critic for The New Yorker from 1968 to 1991, she is the author of more than a dozen books on the movies.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There are lots of film critics out there, but not one has come close to Pauline Kael. No one knew more, understood more, or wrote better about movies. Whether promoting first-rate directors like Brian de Palma or skewering actresses like Norma Shearer, Pauline was always right on, and always entertaining. She was so witty that she didn't need to borrow anyone else's bon mots. As these short reviews cover thousands of movies, I recommend that you read her other collections of longer reviews too!