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When this imagined world is as exquisite as in Band of Outsiders, we may begin
to feel that this indifference or inability to connect with other worlds is a kind of
aesthetic expression and a preference. The sadness that pervades the work is ...
If one laughs at it, as I did (and I didn't snigger), one may suspect either (a) that
even as good an American commercial comedy as this is too American and too
commercial for the kind of fusty film-festival thinking that splits movies into art ...
a certain kind of actor, and Lee Marvin isn't it. Marvin has a jokester's flair for
vocal tricks and flip gestures; he can project the tough guy's impassive strength
that is needed for the films he's generally in, and I don't think I've ever seen him
give a ...
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FOR KEEPS: Thirty Years at the MoviesUser Review - Kirkus
Think of this as the Riverside Shakespeare of longtime New Yorker film critic Kael's writing: It's not the complete works, but it's close. Kael (Movie Love, 1991, etc.) has been both celebrated and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - copyedit52 - LibraryThing
The best of the Kael books, I think, this collection of essays draws upon: I Lost It at the Movies (1965), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968), Going Steady (1970), The Citizen Kane Book (1973), Deeper into ... Read full review
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