The intelligent person’s guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews
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.
""She is, indeed, the Edmund Wilson of film reviewers.""---Larry McMurtry""She’s the best film critic we’ve got.""---Details ""A great critic…with a body of criticism that can be compared with Shaw’s criticism of music and the theatre.""---The Times Literary Supplement (London)""Kael changed the way we see. Poets aren’t the only unacknowledged legislators of the world; great critics write the text as well.""---San Francisco Examiner