I’m getting a little tired of these kiss-ass articles that journalists always write when Jack Nicholson has a film about to come out. They all say the same damn thing, which is that Jack is an exceptionallly talented wild man and a kind of Hollywood force-of-nature. Not to say Nicholson isn’t one of the very greatest — his imitation-of-a-rat bit in The Departed automatically ranks alongside his hold-the-chicken-salad– between-your-knees diner scene in Five Easy Pieces — but I’ve had it with these suck-up pieces. I’ve been reading them for 25 years.