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Kaze: Through with Pauline Kael

image of a german poster for "the Red Shoes"

A couple of Fridays ago I tucked myself in on the couch and watched, for the fourth or fifth time, The Red Shoes. I’m no expert on ballet movies, but my guess is that The Red Shoes is the most … Read more »

Not Every Critic’s a Parasite, but . . .

image of Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood"

(Author’s note: I was about to post an illustration today of why I loathe Pauline Kael–I find that returning to her movie reviews is like picking at a scab–when I realized I’d posted a more temperate, less ad Kaelinam, piece … Read more »

Loose Ends: Kael, Stacton, Kern, and Strunk and White

drawing of loose ends.

Today’s post picks up some threads from my previous posts at 317am. You know how it is when you discover a new word or a new food or a new writer. Suddenly you start seeing references to your new-found source … Read more »

Appreciating Pauline

Photo of Pauline Kael

Has it really been 10 years since Pauline Kael died? Yes, 10 years tomorrow, September 3, was the day we lost America’s greatest film critic. Pauline – somehow you wanted to call her Pauline – left a legion of acolytes … Read more »