Film Critic Pauline Kael was a Late Bloomer

As the lead movie reviewer of The New Yorker between 1968 and 1991, Pauline Kael was arguably the most influential film critic in the United States. Opinionated, witty, analytical and needling, she believed that film is “the most total and encompassing art form we have,” and that it could feed our imagination in “intimate, immediate, […]