Pauline Kael
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The Critic As Artful Gadfly: Pauline Kael
14 Nov 2012 // 5:20 PM

At her best, Pauline Kael was everything a film critic should be: passionate, knowledgable, in love with the movies and writing about them, willing to defend her reviews, and vicious. She was also everything movie goers despise in a critic: well-educated, argumentative, stubborn, and vicious.

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