Mike Nichols Movies: 18 Essential Films You Should Watch Right Now

Few directors can be said to have changed the way films are made, but Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday at 83, was one of them. His first film, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), ended decades ...

Mike Nichols (1931-2014)

Elaine May & Mike Nichols in the 50s"The Great Work begins..." that's a line from Angels in America but someone should've said it in the 1950s when one of the greatest figures in modern showbusiness ...

Apparently We Have to Teach 20-Year-Olds Who Gilda Radner Is

Get this: Gilda's Club -- the cancer support group named for Gilda Radner, who once claimed that cancer is "an elite club I'd rather not belong to" -- is getting a new name. The reason? People born ...

Dial Back the Date!: March 5 Marks "Crash's" Infuriating Triumph Over "Brokeback Mountain"

We're just barreling through 2012 here, aren't we? It scares me. You understand that next year is 2013, right? What kind of freaky Kubrickian year is that? Whatever. Let's live in the now and deny ...

The Oscars: The Iron Lady's Iron Fist Knocks Us Out Cold!

L to r: Meryl Streep, Billy Crystal, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz The Oscars is probably my favorite award show that takes place next door to a Claire's. I'm serious. Have you been to the Kodak ...

DVD Playhouse--December 2009

DVD Playhouse—December 2009 By Allen Gardner Public Enemies (Universal) Johnny Depp portrays legendary Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger in co- writer/director Michael Mann’s take on ...

'Gilda Live' now on DVD: Anybody else excited about this?

'Gilda Live' now on DVD: Anybody else excited about this? A few weeks ago, with zero fanfare, Warner Bros. released a DVD version of Gilda Live, the Mike Nichols-directed concert pic of Gilda Radner's 1979 one-woman show. The disc -- a bare-bones ...

Weekend Shopping Guide 11/13/09: Knowledge!

The weekend’s here. You’ve just been paid, and it’s burning a hole in your pocket. What’s a pop culture geek to do? In hopes of steering you in the right direction to blow some of that hard-earned ...