INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM – Review by Pauline Kael

2018-07-09T11:50:11+00:00July 9th, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , |

by Pauline Kael The great thing about a tall tale on the screen is that you can be shown the preposterous and the implausible. In Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the director Steven Spielberg is like a magician whose tricks are so daring they make you laugh. He [...]

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: THE GREENING OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM – Review by Pauline Kael

2018-01-21T11:50:05+00:00January 21st, 2018|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

Close Encounters of the Third Kind is the most innocent of all technological-marvel movies, and one of the most satisfying. This film has retained some of the wonder and bafflement we feel when we first go into a plan­etarium: we ooh and aah at the vastness, and at the beauty of the mystery. The film doesn’t overawe us, though, because it has a child’s playfulness and love of surprises.

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) – Review by Pauline Kael

2017-08-18T15:32:09+00:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|Tags: , , , , |

by Pauline Kael A friend of mine who’s in his early fifties and is eminent in his field says that when he grows up he wants to be Sean Connery. He doesn’t mean the smooth operator James Bond; he means the bluff, bare-domed Connery of The Man Who Would Be [...]

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

2017-05-08T15:36:56+00:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: CINEMA|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 [...]