Smiles of a Summer Night
From Pauline Kael's 1974 New Yorker review. Reprinted with permission from the New Yorker.
Introducing himself to a delicate, fine-boned parisienne, the farm-boy hero of Louis Malle’s new movie does not give his name as Lucien Lacombe; he gives th…
Last Tango in Paris
The following review, one of the most renowned in the history of film criticism, appeared in The New Yorker magazine on October 28, 1972. It is reprinted with the permission of the author, Pauline Kael.
Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris wa…