Boston Review — Jonathan Kirshner: When Critics Mattered

Kael, Ebert, and ’70s Film Jonathan Kirshner

Roger Ebert, The Great Movies III. University of Chicago Press, $18 (paper)

Roger Ebert, Life Itself: A Memoir. Grand Central Publishing, $27.99 (cloth)

Brian Kellow, Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark. Viking, $27.95 (cloth)

Sanford Schwartz, Ed., The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael. The Library of America, $40 (cloth)

The years from the late 1960s through the middle of the 1970s were remarkable ones for American movies. In the words of critic David Thompson, it was “the decade when movies mattered.”

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