On Robin William’s Passing…

* Editor’s Note – Our Film Critic Peter Warden had a chance encounter with Robin Williams less than 48 hours ago. He was delighted to run into him and considered it a sign of good luck for an upcoming theatrical production in which we both are involved. Needless to say, today’s news has left Peter…

R.I.P. – Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

I’m the first to admit that I didn’t always find Robin Williams funny. Yes, I watched Mork and Mindy as a kid, and I loved The World According to Garp, but I soon grew weary of his act.  Then he went and became a pretty damn interesting character actor. I found his work in such…

R. I. P. – Marilyn Burns (1950 – 2014)

I’ve never been a huge horror fan, but I’ve seen my share of the classics. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the few entries I’ve seen in the slasher genre that really manages to be truly scary, rather than just gross, sexist, and exploitative. Marilyn Burns and her performance of sheer, utter terror is…

R. I. P. – James Garner (1928 – 2014)

James Garner was a rarity on two fronts. He was a television star who became a movie star – at a time when that just didn’t happen – who then transitioned right back into television. He was also a character actor at heart who managed to become a leading man. Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning, Garner did…