Pauline Kael

The Beautiful and the Pointless

By Esmé Holden

If sex scenes, or any other type of scene, don’t need to serve the plot, do they need to serve anything at all?

Everyone, just let Quentin Tarantino cook

By Charles Bramesco

Is his new film about a movie critic a stealth Pauline Kael biopic? Maybe! Who knows?

What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael – first look review

By Ella Kemp

This portrait of the work of film critic Pauline Kael is a perfect reminder of why movies matter.

Joan Didion vs Pauline Kael vs The Sound of Music

By Justine Smith

Did their scathing reviews of the hit musical costs these revered female film critics their jobs?

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