Mike Nichols: An American Master Screen 2 articles

Mike Nichols: An American Master

2016

Mike Nichols: An American Master Poster
  • The movie isn’t a major contribution to May’s filmography; her singular and original artistry doesn’t take utterly free flight here, but the show is nonetheless distinctive in its sparseness, its fixed and almost obsessive concentration on Nichols’s face and voice. Beyond the substance of the film, its very form is May’s highest tribute to Nichols: she can’t stop looking at him and listening to him.

  • A canny and subtle mixture of affectionate tribute and sly sibling-rivalry putdowns.