Pauline KaelPauline Kael is having a moment. The legendary New Yorker movie critic is the focus of three new books -- an anthology of her work, a biography, and a memoir by one of her disciples -- and the topic of debate among fellow movie critics and pundits at film festival panels. Not bad for a woman who passed away 10 years ago and penned her last review a decade before that. That she still inspires argument and attention after all this time is a testament to her legacy. Kael was not only the most important and influential movie critic of her era but also the one who continues to have the greatest impact on the way we talk about movies today.
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