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The review of the Criterion DVD of

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 29, 2007

The review of the Criterion DVD of Rushmore I posted yesterday mentioned a NY Times article written by Wes Anderson about him screening Rushmore for legendary film critic Pauline Kael. The original is behind the Times paywall, but a Clusterflock commenter posted a copy. After reading it, I don’t get the hostility that other film critics directed at Anderson because of it.

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Pauline Kael’s New Yorker review of the 1978

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 27, 2006

Pauline Kael’s New Yorker review of the 1978 version of Superman, just after it had been released. I don’t think she much cared for it.

With minor changes, this 1980 piece by movie

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 13, 2005

With minor changes, this 1980 piece by movie critic Pauline Kael on “Why Are Movies So Bad?” could have been written last week.