Archive for: Pauline Kael

Audio: Pauline Kael on the Auteur Theory

A reading of the great film critic’s classic rebuttal.

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Mistaking the Movies for the Trees

This essay first appeared on Splice Today. ____________________________ As a first time reader of Pauline Kael, I was surprised to discover that she’s boring as fuck. Okay, to be fair, she’s sometimes slightly less boring than that. Going Steady, her third volume from 1968 and the one which I happened to get my hands on, […]

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