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Pauline Kael Panel Discussion

Here’s one last chance to craft the most esoteric post of the year, with the news that Philip French, the Observer film critic of the past fifty years has been awarded an OBE I thought it would be prudent to post a panel discussion of one of the greatest, if not the greatest film critic of all time – Pauline Kael;

That panel is a pretty fearsome arrangement of many of the US’s most respected cinema critics so it’s a feisty and fascinating discussion on the wider role of the critic in the arts and society. Here’s Sound On Sight’s  top ten of the year, a little prelude to my year end wrap-up that will be going up on New Year’s Eve. In other news I think I’ve outlined a couple of review strands for early next year, one in an effort to broaden my critical palette is TV derivied yet still horror genre related, and also something a little more ancient……

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