American film critic (1919-2001)
Pauline Kael (/keɪl/; June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American movie critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career, her work appeared in City Lights, McCall's and The New Republic.
Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated, and sharply focused" reviews. Legendary critic Roger Ebert said that Kael "had a more positive influence on the climate for film in America than any other single person over the last three decades".
Kael was born in Petaluma, California. She studied at the University of California, Berkeley. Kael died in Great Barrington, Massachusetts from Parkinson's disease at the age of 82.
- ↑ "Pauline Kael". Encyclopædia Britannica. Archived from the original on 2006-06-21. Retrieved 2006-09-01.
- ↑ Feeney, Mark (2005-09-06). "Viewing the parcels of Pauline". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
- ↑ Van Gelder, Lawrence (2001-09-04). "Pauline Kael, Provocative and Widely Imitated New Yorker Film Critic, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
- Pauline Kael on IMDb
- Pauline Kael Archives Archived 2007-12-29 at the Wayback Machine, a collection of articles and commentary about Kael
- The Pearls of Pauline from Brights Lights Film Journal Archived 2012-07-21 at Archive.today
- Interview magazine q&a Archived 2016-12-26 at the Wayback Machine Pauline Kael interviewed by Polly Frost and Ray Sawhill