Tag: cinema

  • Happy 100, Pauline Kael

    Happy 100, Pauline Kael

    Today marks the centenary of film critic Pauline Kael’s birth. Beside recreating film criticism in her New Yorker column and giving shape to our conversations of cinema — particularly that of America in the 70s (if not launching the careers of more than a few directors), Kael was a product of my hometown. “She had discovered […]

  • Afternoon Delights: A Brief Meditation on the Matinee

    Afternoon Delights: A Brief Meditation on the Matinee

    When the deadlines fog my mind, a cinematic siesta puts me right, especially when at a single-screen theater.