Tag Archives: Mike Nichols

March 2019 Viewing Diary

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; d. Catherine Bainbridge) Mum came and visited me and we watched this amazing documentary about the contributions Native Americans have made to music. It starts with Link Wray. I loved this documentary … Continue reading

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October 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 11, episode 4 “Baby” (2015; d. Thomas J. Wright) This episode just grows in stature the further away we get from it. It’s quite brilliant. Mandy (2018; d. Panos Cosmatos) I went into Mandy not knowing much about … Continue reading

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Dynamic Duo #17

Mike Nichols and Elaine May

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March 2018 Viewing Diary

Supernatural, Season 13, episode 14 “Good Intentions” (2018; d. P.J. Pesce) Probably not a good sign that I can’t remember anything about this episode. Queer Eye (2018) My friend Mitchell has been raving about the new version of Queer Eye … Continue reading

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Working Girl turns 30: Christy, Susan and I discuss

This was really fun: Rogerebert.com critics Christy Lemire, Susan Wloszczyna and I chat about Mike Nichols’ Working Girl: Let the River Run: On the 30th Anniversary of “Working Girl” As I was re-watching in preparation, one moment stopped me dead … Continue reading

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For Anton Chekhov’s Birthday: My essay about waiting in line

In the summer of 2001, a production of The Seagull, directed by Mike Nichols, was playing in Central Park at the outdoors Delacorte Theatre. It starred Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher Walken. … Continue reading

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May 2017 Viewing Diary

Chuck (2017; d. Philippe Falardeau) A movie about the “real life Rocky,” the “bleeder from Bayonne” Chuck Wepner, starring Liev Schreiber. My review for Ebert. Take Me (2017; d. Pat Healy) God, I loved this movie. Please seek it out. … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mike Nichols

My good friend Dan Callahan wrote a beautiful obituary for Mike Nichols.

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R.I.P. Mike Nichols

Too many good movies to count. Some of my all-time favorites. What a storyteller. I’ve seen his stage productions, too. (In August, 2001, I slept outside – in Central Park, no less – to get free tickets to Mike Nichols’ … Continue reading

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The Books: The Fun of It: Stories from The Talk of the Town, edited by Lillian Ross; ‘Nichols, May, and Horses’, by John McCarten

Next up on the essays shelf: The Fun of It: Stories from The Talk of the Town (Modern Library Paperbacks) is a collection of “The Talk of the Town” pieces in The New Yorker, grouped by decade, which is a … Continue reading

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