Tag Archives: Pauline Kael

An Interview With Brian Kellow, Part 1

Paleo Retiree writes: Yesterday I raved about Brian Kellow’s new book about the legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers. It’s a smart and fun biography, an informative joyride through the life of a colorful and fascinating character who peaked during the 1970s, one … Continue reading

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“The Babadook”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In “The Babadook,” Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent marries the haunted house film to the psychological thriller. It’s a potent union, one that allows her to explore inward-looking themes related to grief and motherhood while delivering the … Continue reading

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The Treasure of Treasures

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Lately I’ve been enjoying, bit by bit, the Cohen Film Collection’s restoration of D.W. Griffith’s  “Intolerance,” which is available to stream via Hulu Plus. (It’s also available on Blu-Ray.) I’ve seen the movie many times, but … Continue reading

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Docs About Movies 2: “Big Joy”

Paleo Retiree writes: Welcome to installment two in my short series about documentaries about movies, a genre that I 1) currently happen to find very lively, and 2) watched a bunch of examples of recently. (Installment one is here.) Today:

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Movie Still Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Chantal Goya and Jean-Pierre Léaud in Jean-Luc Godard’s MASCULIN FÉMININ (1966) Click on the image to enlarge. Related Check out the trailer here. Read Pauline Kael’s review of the movie here.

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“The Shining”: Stephen King v. Stanley Kubrick v. Conspiracy Theorists

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Although I’m not the biggest horror fan, recently I decided to give Stephen King’s The Shining a whirl. And hey, it’s been years since I’ve seen Stanley Kubrick’s movie so why not check it out for a … Continue reading

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Divas

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Bessie Smith appeared in only this one movie; it has an all-black cast and runs 16 minutes. Whatever one might say about the limitations of the story line, derived from the W.C. Handy song by the … Continue reading

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