Pauline Kael collection of articles

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: WHIPPED – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-05-08T15:36:56-07:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, PAULINE KAEL, STEVEN SPIELBERG|Tags: , , |

by Pauline Kael The marketing executives are the new high priests of the movie business. It's natural. They’re handling important sums of money. And they dispense the money dramatically, in big campaigns that flood out over the country. It’s not unusual for more to be spent on marketing a picture [...]

RAGING BULL: RELIGIOUS PULP, OR THE INCREDIBLE HULK – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-08-01T17:03:55-07:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA, MARTIN SCORSESE, PAULINE KAEL|Tags: , , |

by Pauline Kael As Jake la Motta, the former middleweight boxing champ, in Raging Bull, Robert De Niro wears scar tissue and a big, bent nose that deform his face. It’s a miracle that he didn't grow them—he grew' everything else. He developed a thick muscled neck and a fighter [...]