Culture is the habit of being pleased with the best and knowing why.
~Henry van Dyke
You know how it is when you're reading a book and falling asleep, you're reading, reading... And all of a sudden you notice your eyes are closed? I'm like that all the time
Pauline Kael Gets the Last Word in 'What She Said'
I think that Kael, like most reviewers is right sometimes and wrong other times. I walked out of Nashville and thought Carrie was ridiculous. On the other hand, Blow-Up was the first Antonioni movie I liked. All of which proves nothing except that my taste and Kael’s were not always in sync. Reviewing is not a science
“The Art Institute of Chicago has placed high-definition images of 52,438 public-domain artworks onto its website (with magnification tools) under a CC0 license (no rights reserved), including The Great Wave, A Sunday on La Grand Jette (unfortunately not magnifiable to this extent), Nighthawks, Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, Warhol’s Mao, and Two Sisters on the Terrace…”