Mike Nichols

Who`s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

8.5
Another one of the classics that I thought to need to catch up with. And this one was no disappointment. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are great as Martha and George - the crazy couple that lives somewhere between reality and fantasies. Only four actors, almost no change of decorations, and still a great movie. Characters don`t act the way one would expect them to, but are we really that predictable and do rules of logic apply to everyday life? I don`t suppose they do.
2004-03-21 00:00:00
film, 1966

The Graduate

7.0
Vakar, nupat pēc šīs Maika Nikolsa filmas noskatīšanās, es tev būtu teicis, ka tā ir teju vai labākā filma, ko šogad esmu redzējis. Dastinam Hofmanam tā bija pirmā lielā loma, Nikolsam - otrā filma pēc fantastiski veiksmīgās "Who`s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe", bet daudziem - īsta atklāsme dramēdiju jomā. Lieliskas Pola Saimona dziesmas, superīgs nobeigums (ar pilnīgi nepieredzētu šāda veida filmās pieeju), Hofmana neparasti ticamā aktierspēle un viss pārējais man lika "The Graduate" atzīt par absolūtu kino klasiku.
2009-08-23 17:41:22
film, 1967

The Birdcage

6.0
Principiālākais jautājums, kas man radās pēc Maika Nikolsa režisētās "The Birdcage" noskatīšanās, bija sekojošs - kādā veidā visi šeit iesaistītie cilvēki piekrita piedalīties šajā filmā? Maiks Nikolss tomēr ir ievērojams režisors, kurš savulaik radījis pat "Who`s Afraid of Virginia Woolf", bet nesenākos laikos - "Charlie Wilson`s War". Džīns Hekmens arī nav no C klases geju filmu aktieriem un pat Robins Viljamss tāds nav, taču viņi visi iesaistījās šīs filmas tapšanā, un gala rezultāts nemaz nebija tik dramatisks, kā varētu gaidīt.
2008-10-17 16:53:33
film, 1996

Closer

7.5
This time I don`t know what to say. You see, I didn`t like this film at all. It was horrible. For a person like me I mean. I don`t really know why but I found everything about this movie disgusting. I may be just a stupid, stupid, stupid dreamy teeny weeny child but I don`t want life to be like this. I know that ideals are a thing of the past and that I should be laughing at myself but I can`t. I don`t find it particulary great that every character in the film has a somewhat "accident" sexual intercourse with another persons partner and after that becomes attached to that person. It`s like sex is stronger than love, and not only stronger but more important. Especially to the male characters of this film. I can`t identify myself, I can`t like anyone in this film, I don`t want life to be like this. Yet I can imagine that this could be a very sincere film that reflects life on earth better than almost anything else in this world. But I don`t want this to be a part of me, because to me this film gives no hope. And hope is essential. I don`t even know how to rate this film. On one hand I didn`t like it at all, probably more than any silly teen comedy. On the other hand the film is certainly good - both in terms of realism and quality of acting. So what will my final verdict be? Rate it as if it was average? But average doesn`t leave you so overwhelmed with emotions. Rate it high? But I hated it, I wanted it to end all the time, I couldn`t really bear watching it and only my attitude that I must go over this kept me watching. I`ll probably pick a random number between 3 and 8, who cares how high or how low, I want to get past this for sure. Oh, I`ll leave it blank!
2005-05-24 00:00:00
film, 2004

Charlie Wilson`s War

7.0
Kino vecmeistara Maika Nikolsa "Čārlija Vilsona karš" ir viena no tām filmām, kuras Oskaru sezonā tukšā nepaliks. Un par ko tur lai brīnās? Pats Nikolss ir leģenda jau kopš sešdesmitos tapušās "Who`s afraid of Virgiania Woolf". Mūziku filmai rakstījis Džeimss Ņūtons Hauards, kas piedalās tikai lielos un ļoti lielos projektos. Un kas šeit ir galvenajās lomās? Toms Henkss, Filips Sīmors Hofmans un Džūlija Robertsa.
2008-01-20 21:52:51
film, 2007