Wednesday, November 20, 2002

I miss Pauline Kael, as I think do a lot of people.

On "American Beauty": "For some strange reason we don't go to charming, light movies anymore. People expect movies to be heavy and turgid, like 'American Beauty.' They want movies to be about our misery and alienation and what rotters we all are ... we've become a heavy-handed society."

On "High Fidelity": "The ends of the scenes seem lopped off in a way that really worked and gave it a little pulse and added up to a style. 'High Fidelity' isn't a bad little movie, it gets better as it goes along. By the end of it, I really was having a good time."

The whole article is worth reading.

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