From Library Journal
After 24 years of writing about films for The New Yorker , Kael has retired from regular reviewing. This, her 11th and last collection of previously published reviews, doesn't pretend to be comprehensive for the period covered, yet does cover most major film releases. In what may be her best collection, her writing is less hyperbolic, her judgments more considered--yet her enthusiasm seems undimmed. As usual, she does not hesitate to go her own way; she pans both recent Oscar-winning films Rain Man and Dances with Wolves (the latter review provides the book's best line: "Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head"). For most film collections.- Thomas Wiener, formerly with "American Film," Washington, D.C.
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About the Author
Winner of the American National Book Award for her film criticism in 1974, Pauline Kael was, until her retirement in 1974, a reviewer and critic of films and filming for over thirty years. Other titles by Pauline Kael available from Marion Boyars are: I Lost It At the Movies, Going Steady, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Reeling, When The Lights Go Down, Taking It All In, State of the Art, Hooked, Movie Love, Raising Kane and Other Essays and 5001 Nights at the Movies.