Kael retired from active reviewing in 1991 and retired. She admitted feeling miffed at the UsefulNotes/TheBlockbusterAgeOfHollywood in interviews in her retirement and felt that she was glad to have written in a moment when movies mattered and were fiercely discussed among audiences. Despite the passing of time, Kael still remains a very influential critic, with her opinions and style of writing inspiring a number of voices in different eras and in TheNewTens the likes of Creator/LindsayEllis, Creator/BobChipman, and [[WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh Kyle Kallgren]].
Kael retired from active reviewing in 1991 and retired. She admitted feeling miffed at
[[caption-width-right:350:Kael in 1977]]
->"Object to the Hollywood film and you’re an intellectual snob, object to the avant-garde films and you’re a Philistine. But, while in Hollywood, one must often be a snob; in avant-garde circles one must often be a Philistine."
Pauline Kael (1919-2001) is one of the most famous and influential film critics of the twentieth century. She wrote film reviews of essay length for Magazine/TheNewYorker between 1968-1991 after which she retired. Her collected film reviews were anthologized and are still widely printed and reviewed.
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