Kiss Kiss Bangs Bangs: Pauline Kael, Lester Bangs and the Twitter Age
15 Sep 2013 // 10:14 PM
Maybe if one writes reviews like they're the only things that matter, the way Pauline Kael and Lester Bangs did, then writing reviews is enough.
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.