Only When I Laugh

A classic from 1981 with Marsha Mason in the role of Broadway actress Georgia Hines and Kristy McNichol as her estranged daughter Polly.  Neal Simon wrote the screenplay based on his play “The Gingerbread Lady”. James Coco as her “gay” friend Jimmy Perrino and Joan Hackett as youth-obsessed Toby Landau are great in their supporting roles.… Read More

Movie Villains Often Have Skin Diseases: Why Docs Are Upset

via LIVESCIENCE.com Why Do Movie Villians Have So many Skin Problems – VIDEO  In a new study, researchers analyzed the dermatological features of 10 classic movie villains, and compared them with those of 10 classic movie heroes. They found that 60 percent of the villains had noticeable dermatological features, compared with none of the heroes.… Read More

John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs (1970)

I’m a big fan of John Waters and Divine. Outrageous and schizoid and funny and disgusting and – well you tend to run out of adjectives with these two and their cohorts. John Waters’ gloriously grotesque second feature is replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably… Read More