mike nichols

Notebook Reviews: PRIMARY COLORS

Mike Nichols – 1998. The great Mike Nichols delivers an interesting political satire in the shape of Primary Colors. The film features an excellent cast and John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton and Kathy Bates all dive head-first [...]

February 15, 2022

Notebook Reviews: THE GRADUATE

Mike Nichols – 1967. A cinematic game-changer when it was first released in 1967, Mike Nichols‘ The Graduate still impresses after all these years. Sure, it’s dated a little but the film’s core message still rings true. [...]

January 5, 2022

Remembering Carrie Fisher

The great Carrie Fisher will forever be associated with the Star Wars movies. After all, Fisher played the iconic Princess Leia across six films in the George Lucas originated franchise. However, there was much more to Fisher than that one role. She [...]

December 27, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE

Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude is a certified cult classic. It’s a film which has stood the test of time and gained a following since its unsuccessful release in 1971. Ashby’s film is a glorious black comedy that plays by its own [...]

November 23, 2021

Director Mike Nichols

Born in Berlin, Germany on 6 November 1931, Mike Nichols started his entertainment career in the 1950 as a standup comedian alongside partner Elaine May. He made his directing debut with 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a drama [...]

November 6, 2021

George Clooney – The Last Of The Movie Stars

There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The actor, who turned 60 years old on 6 May, 2021 is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many occasions that it would be superfluous to do [...]

May 6, 2021

Warren Beatty & Jack Nicholson In Mike Nichols’ THE FORTUNE

The Fortune is a slapstick black comedy starring Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson as a pair of hapless conmen attempting to score cash from Stockard Channing’s heiress (amongst other things). The Mike Nichols directed film was unjustly panned on [...]

September 28, 2020

Obituary: Carrie Fisher 1960 – 2016

Actress and writer Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 years old. She suffered a heart attack on 23 December on a flight from London to Los Angeles before passing away four days later on 27 December. Fisher will forever be associated with the [...]

December 29, 2016

Obituary: Film Director Mike Nichols 1931 – 2014

Mike Nichols, the multi-award-winning film and stage director has died from a heart attack aged 83. The German born Nichols started his career in stand-up, where he partnered with Elaine May (write and direct), before making his directing debut with [...]

November 20, 2014

Review: Wes Anderson’s Whimsical MOONRISE KINGDOM

Wes Anderson movies are an acquired taste. The director’s visual style is a bit too quirky for the mainstream, and sometimes the art house crowd find it too laboured. I like his work, although I wasn’t a great admirer of The Darjeeling [...]

May 31, 2012

George Clooney: Movie Star Part 2

  This is the second in a two part profile of actor George Clooney. Read Part One. There are movie stars and then there is George Clooney. The man is the epitome of old style charm and charisma and he has been compared to Cary Grant on so many [...]

April 7, 2012

Interview: Actor Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels is one of the most respected character actors working in Hollywood today. With a huge list of credits over the last thirty years, he has worked with some of films most respected directors including; Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Mike [...]

March 31, 2012