Posted by admin On February - 17 - 2009


Born in 1916, Kauffmann has been writing about films for “The New Republic” since 1958, easily the longest run of an American reviewer. Additionally, he has published twelve books of criticism, seven novels, and a memoir, “Albums of Early Life.” His anthology (with Bruce Hensell), “American Film Criticism: From the Beginnings to Citizen Kane,” is the classic source. In 1966, Kauffmann spent eight months as first-string drama critic for “The New York Times.” His reviews can be found at