Pauline Kael collection of articles

GOODFELLAS (1990) – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-08-18T14:33:02-07:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, MARTIN SCORSESE, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

by Pauline Kael Martin Scorsese’s GoodFellas has a lift. It’s like Raging Bull, except that it’s not domineering. It’s like Raging Bull made in a jolly, festive frame of mind. It’s about being a guy and guys getting high on being a guy. In the Nicholas Pileggi book Wiseguy, which [...]

TAXI DRIVER: UNDERGROUND MAN – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-05-25T13:26:29-07:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, MARTIN SCORSESE, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

by Pauline Kael Taxi Driver is the fevered story of an outsider in New York—a man who can’t find any point of entry into human society. Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), the protagonist of Martin Scorsese’s new film, from a script by Paul Schrader, can’t find a life. He’s an [...]