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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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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Quote Du Jour

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Arthouse Movie Posters

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Movie culture is pretty much dead now, isn’t it? Sure, it’s possible to whip up some decent arguments to the contrary. But for all intents and purposes movies are no longer significant drivers of culture. Frankly, when a … Continue reading

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Paleo Retiree writes: Smart stuff from Lloyd Fonveille about the Marlene Dietrich / Josef von Sternberg films. Some great pix too. Jill Duffy reviews the food at the Berlin and Kiev airports. These days, are there still many people who … Continue reading

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