My buddy Paul from Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies has clearly been trying to send me a message lately, what with his encouragement in the comments here to write about Michelle Pfeiffer’s excellent work as Melanie Parker in One Fine Day, followed by his picture-post tribute to Melanie, which quotes something I once wrote about … Continue reading One Fine Day with Melanie Parker
“Michelle Pfeiffer as Melanie Parker is sexy, smart, snarky, and sweet, all wrapped up in one stunningly gorgeous package—seriously, she looks …Melanie Montage Here’s a reblog of my pfriend Paul’s lovely Melanie Parker pictorial tribute (in which he happens to quote me—thank you Paul!).
In James Mangold’s criminally unsung Cop Land (1997), Ray Liotta played disgraced, disheveled, and chain-smoking police detective Gary Figgis, one of several NYPD officers living in “Cop Land”—a police enclave across the river in Jersey. In a cast that is outrageously stacked with talent and great performances—Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Annabella Sciorra, Janeane Garofalo, … Continue reading Ray Liotta, 1954–2022
Even though it's only May, summer weather made its first appearance of the year last week in my part of the world. Hotter days and warm and muggy nights have made my mind wander to the impending arrival of summer. I'm a autumnal fanatic, a fall freak, if you will, but there's certainly a charming … Continue reading Titania and A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This essay was first published at my old site, in a different form, four years ago. Sheryl Lee had a birthday this past week (the day before my birthday, in fact), so it felt like the right time to revisit her tragic and unforgettable work as Laura Palmer in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. … Continue reading From the Vault: Fire Walk with Sheryl Lee