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Viff 2019: Clifton Hill & What She Said [Capsule Reviews]

Pauline Kael was a great lover of cinema, a great critic, and a great writer. Her words elevated a picture and, as Rob Garver notes in his documentary What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael, reading her work was often like watching a film for the second time from a different perspective.

And so, it is rather unfortunate that such a great and talented artist doesn't get a better film about her life and work.

While it features interviews with friends, family and colleagues, as well as excerpts from her various works, the information the film provides does little to illuminate or provide any new insight into Kael and her work. The interviews are mostly flat and uninteresting with a few notable exceptions and then only because the interview subjects themselves are interesting
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‘What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael’ Trailer: An Honest Look At A Bold Film Critic

We’re used to film critics discussing the work of actors. But what about actors discussing the work of film critics? That’s part of the concept of “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael.” The documentary examines the work of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael. She began her career in the 1960s and had to fight her way to be a respected female critic in a field heavily dominated by men.

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‘What She Said’ Trailer: Pauline Kael’s Critical Legacy Gets Its Very Own Documentary — Exclusive

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‘What She Said’ Trailer: Pauline Kael’s Critical Legacy Gets Its Very Own Documentary — Exclusive
What would legendary film critic Pauline Kael think about Rob Garver’s documentary about her own life and career? She might have loved the fawning introductions by both filmmakers and fellow critics alike or they might have repulsed her, but she certainly would have enjoyed the inherent weirdness of making a movie about someone who spent so much of her life watching movies. “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” looks at Kael’s career from its earliest stages, illuminating parts of her work that might be unfamiliar (from the free radio show to a gig working in advertising to a misbegotten attempt at playwriting), though it’s understandably more beefy when looking at the stuff people normally associate with her work.

There’s a look at her zeitgeist-shifting “Bonnie and Clyde” review, the adoration for the work of then-rising auteurs like Martin Scorsese and Brian DePalma, and Kael
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Film News Roundup: ‘I Love Lucy’ Theatrical Showings Attract 60,000 Attendees

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Film News Roundup: ‘I Love Lucy’ Theatrical Showings Attract 60,000 Attendees
In today’s film news roundup, “I Love Lucy” draws nostalgic fans to theaters, “Desolation Center” is set for release and “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael” and “American Dharma” are sold.

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Fathom Events reported a Tuesday night showing of “I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration” drew more than 60,000 attendees with an estimated $777,645 at 660 North American sites.

The take left the one-night showing in sixth place for the day at the domestic box office. “I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration” featured five episodes of “I Love Lucy,” along with a featurette on the colorization of the shows.

The showing took place on Ball’s 108th birthday. Fathom, which is operated by the AMC, Cinemark and Regal chains, said some locations adding showtimes and auditoriums to meet fan demand.

Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said, “The incredible performance of ‘I Love Lucy: A Colorized Celebration’ demonstrates the
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‘What She Said’ Review: The Complexity of Pauline Kael, With Punches Pulled

‘What She Said’ Review: The Complexity of Pauline Kael, With Punches Pulled
Film critic Pauline Kael might have hated the first eight minutes or so of Rob Garver’s “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael,” a fawning introduction to the life and times of the author and cultural icon. Or, she might have adored it. Halfway through Garver’s film, one of Kael’s own contemporaries laments that sometimes the former New Yorker critic would sit down for a film that seemed tailor-made for her sensibilities, only to lambast it later.

No matter how Kael might have felt about the doc’s opening minutes, she would have at least stuck around to see the whole thing through, and other audiences will benefit from the same. Despite that iffy start, Garver’s film blossoms into something more comprehensive than complimentary, a film that doesn’t balk at the trickier aspects of Kael’s career, even as it never fully engages with the tensions that informed her.
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Doc Corner: Movie Stars - Fonda, Kael and Dukakis

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Doc NYC is still going in New York, running until this Thursday the 15th. We’re looking at just a very small selection of films screening at the festival including these today based around three iconic names in American cinema: film critic Pauline Kael, and Oscar-winning actors Jane Fonda and Olympia Dukakis.

What She Said: The Art Of Pauline Kael

I noted on social media as I sat down to watch my screener of Rob Garver’s biography that there were certainly worse ways to spend one’s Sunday evening that surrounded by the words of the late, great Pauline Kael and an abundance of film clips. Sometimes a film can give you exactly what you ask for and that’s exactly what I received from What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael about the much loved (and loathed) film critic...
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Kickstart a documentary on film critic Pauline Kael

We’re huge fans of the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, but now we could be getting a movie based on the life of a critic who inspired even him. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael is a documentary based on the life of New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael, and you can help the documentary get made by donating to a Kickstarter for the film.

Director Rob Garver has made a number of shorts and TV projects, and for the purpose of this documentary he’s gathered together an A-list assortment of directors, actors, and film critics, all of whom were either inspired or scorned her work. The list of names is long, but here’s a short list via their Kickstarter: Quentin Tarantino, David O. Russell, Paul Schrader, Robert Towne, Greil Marcus, Francis Ford Coppola, David Edelstein, Molly Haskell, and Alec Baldwin.

Kael wrote for the
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