Pauline Kael

3 articles

Trash, Art, and the Movies

There is so much talk now about the art of the film that we may be in danger of forgetting that most of the movies we enjoy are not works of art.

Raising Kane

An essay on Orson Welles’ (and/or Herman Mankiewicz’s) 1941 film Citizen Kane.


Why Are Movies So Bad? Or, The Numbers

Hollywood makes bad movies because “rotten pictures make money.”