Subject:

Pauline Kael

  • Film

    April 11, 2013
  • Film

    November 15, 2012

    Death of Cinema

    A short history of an art form's long passing.

  • Film

    June 7, 2012

    Paramount Turns 100

    On Its Centennial, Paramount Pictures Celebrates Its Peak: The 1970s

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Play It Again, Sam: 10 Artists & Comedians Signed To Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>

  • Film

    May 7, 2009

    Warp Factor 10

    J.J. Abrams's Star Trek: proof that a franchise can live long and prosper.

  • News

    December 25, 2008

    Best Films of 2008

    Looking back at Che, The Dark Knight, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Wall-E and many others, and looking ahead to 2009

  • Film

    April 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    $13 at Barnaby’s Cafe on West Gray

    Where: Barnaby’s Cafe, 414 West Gray, 713-522-8898 What $13 gets you: Okay food at an okay price Barnaby’s Cafe, named for the owner’s deceased sheepdog, includes three locations in a relatively small area – Hyde Park, River Oaks and Midtown. At lunchtime, all get busy as hell and loud as ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Enchanted

    Fairy-tale land and the real world collide to no good end in Enchanted

  • Home Entertainment

    August 16, 2007
  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Film

    July 12, 2007

    Joshua

    Joshua gets it: Your kid is a monster

  • Culture

    August 17, 2006
  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Monkey Business

    Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long

  • Film

    June 2, 2005

    Broke, But Not Broken

    With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout

  • Film

    April 15, 2004

    Punish This

    The latest comic-book movie might just kill you

  • Film

    November 27, 2003

    Indian Giver

    The Missing misses plenty, except ancient prejudices

  • Film

    November 21, 2002

    Moore, and Less

    Julianne is radiant in a pointless homage to the reel '50s

  • Culture

    March 28, 2002

    The Pitch

    In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.

  • Film

    June 28, 2001

    E.T. the Extra-Tutorial

    Kubrick seems to guide Spielberg's hand in the ponderous A.I.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Kane Mutiny

    The industry's initial reaction to Welles's masterwork should serve as a lesson to WorldFest filmmakers

  • Film

    September 21, 2000

    Devil Made Him Do It

    William Friedkin restores previously axed scenes in the superfluous director's cut of The Exorcist

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Bit Player

    Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    Stanley Tucci unravels the mystery behind why New Yorker journalist Joseph Mitchell stopped writing

  • Music

    May 21, 1998

    The Voice, The Spark, The Image

    Sinatra's genius looms lively and large over multiple media

  • Film

    August 21, 1997

    Peace and Lite

    In Box of Moonlight, John Turturro finds himself ... in a too-precious movie

  • News

    August 7, 1997
  • Film

    March 6, 1997

    Radio Daze

    Howard Stern shows off his Private Parts, and they're really quite nice

  • Film

    May 26, 1994

    Shopping for Buddhas

    Bertolucci returns from the East with a handful of nothing

  • Film

    December 23, 1993

    Standing at the Gates of Heaven

    Oliver Stone is knock-knock-knockin', but he just can't get inside his latest Vietnam epic

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