Blog – MM Remembers

  • MM Remembers: Nora Ephron

    Nora Ephron, the director behind rom-com classics You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle (both of which she also wrote), passed away yesterday in her...

  • MM Remembers: Paul Newman

    Back somewhere in 1975, just before Paul Newman started filming The Drowning Pool in and around my hometown of New Orleans, he joined a few...

  • Nothing Is Private for Towelhead

    America’s largest civil liberties group, CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), is urging Warner Bros. executives to re-title Alan Ball’s upcoming film Towelhead. The film,...

  • Nothing Is Private for Towelhead

    America’s largest civil liberties group, CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations), is urging Warner Bros. executives to re-title Alan Ball’s upcoming film Towelhead. The film,...

  • MM Remembers: Stan Winston (1946-2008)

    His creations are legendary. Just to name a few…The Terminator, the Jurassic Park dinosaurs, Edward Scissorhands, Aliens, The Monster Squad, Predator and, most recently, Iron...

  • MM Remembers: Sydney Pollack (1934 – 2008)

    This is my favorite Sydney Pollack memory: It’s December 1982 in New York, during a press junket for Tootsie. Pollack approaches the roundtable of critics...

  • Roy Scheider: 1932 - 2008

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!” Delivering that single, splendidly spot-on line of dialogue—in Jaws, of course—was more than enough to eternally ensure for Roy...

  • Roy Scheider: 1932 – 2008

    “You’re gonna need a bigger boat!” Delivering that single, splendidly spot-on line of dialogue—in Jaws, of course—was more than enough to eternally ensure for Roy...

  • Crossing the Line: Delbert Mann: Jan. 30, 1920 – Nov. 11, 2007

    In parts of Europe if you create just one great work of art you’re forever after known as a “maestro,” a genius, a rock star…...

  • MM Remembers: Joel Siegel (1943 - 2007)

    Being a movie critic wasn’t always as easy as starting a blog and telling all your friends about it. Now any and everyone seems to...