Tag Archives: Robert Towne

10 Great Jack Nicholson roles

The King of Hollywood. That's what the papers call him. His 82nd birthday yesterday prompted this recollection and celebration of the New Jersey-born actor's stellar career. Though living in semi-retirement since How Do You Know in 2010, his rep as a 12-time Oscar nominee and three-time winner still stands. I've been a fan of his… Read More

Mission: Impossible series review

My mother loved the 1960s TV series, created by Bruce Gellar. I remember that much about it, and that it starred, at one time or another, Leonard Nimoy, Sam Elliot, Greg Morris, Barbara Bain and Martin Landau—who I knew better as a kid from Space: 1999—and Peter Graves as Jim Phelps, the guy calling the… Read More

A Cult of One: Tequila Sunrise

The last one of these digressions was also a Michelle Pfeiffer movie, but you shouldn't expect a pattern.  Here's one that the critics were particularly cool on—it remains at 44% on Rotten Tomatoes. But it's a film that deserves a cult. I'm happy to be in it, even if I'm the only one.Tequila Sunrise (1988)Written… Read More

10 Great Jack Nicholson Roles

Jack Nicholson has had an enviable career. He's been an A-List actor and leading man for so long he's practicality carved out of stone on Mount Rushmore. His leering mug for years was a staple of the front row at the Oscar telecast—though, interestingly, not recently. Maybe he's in semi-retirement, having gone way OTT in… Read More