Like so many, I mourn the passing of Mike Nichols this week. To say he was a cultural icon would be a definite understatement. That said, and although I give him his due, I was NOT a fan of his movies.
I adored his comedy with Elaine May, another whose solo directorial efforts I don't care for at all. But together, they made magic. Their humor strongly influenced my own sense of humor and comedy timing.
Oddly, the only one of his movies that I really cared for was THE BIRDCAGE which, until his passing, I never realized was written by...Elaine May.
Rest In Peace, sir.