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Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. He is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids, Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but his wife, Miranda, sees him as a poor disciplinarian and a bad role model.
After he throws an elaborate and disastrous birthday party for Chris, Miranda reaches the end of her limited patience and files for a divorce.
He is heartbroken when she is given custody of the kids and he’s only allowed to visit them once a week. Determined to stay in contact with them, he discovers that Miranda is looking for a housekeeper, and with help from his brother, Frank, a makeup artist, he gets the job, disguised as Mrs. Iphegenia Doubtfire, a British nanny.
He pulls off the ruse so well that neither Miranda nor their children recognize him, and in the process, he learns some parenting tips. He also has to deal with Miranda’s new boyfriend, Stu Dunmeyer.
Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job — disguised as an English nanny.
Soon he becomes not only his children’s best pal but the kind of parent he should have been from the start.
- Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
- Metacritic: 53/100
- IMDB: 7.0
Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn’t set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
In Nightmute, Alaska, seventeen-year-old resident Kay Connell was found murdered. As a favor to the local Nightmute police chief, two Los Angeles Robbery Homicide police detectives, Will Dormer and Hap Eckhart, were called in to assist in the investigation.
Although renowned in the police world, both Dormer and Eckhart are facing some professional issues back in Los Angeles. In Nightmute, Dormer has a major case of insomnia due to a combination of the incessant midnight sun and a secret he is carrying.
This insomnia is causing him to be delusional. Something he is not dreaming about is that the murderer has contacted him, informing him all about the murder and the fact that he knows everything that is going on with Dormer.
They begin a symbiotic relationship by keeping secrets for each individual’s benefit. But the ambitious young local detective, Ellie Burr, might piece the story together on her own.
- Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
- Metacritic: 78/100
- IMDB: 7.2
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)Barry Levinson’s Good Morning, Vietnam begins in 1965. After a vacation in Greece, Brigadier General Taylor heard from Airman Second Class Adrian Cronauer on the Armed Forces Radio Network Europe and did a real solid job by forcing a transfer from Radio Crete to beautiful Sia Gon right at the peak of the Vietnam war.
This transfer to entertain the troops in Asia would allow Cronauer to introduce an irreverent style that must have been loved in Europe but would piss off the brass in Viet Nam.
Our hero Adrian arrives in Sia Gon to be greeted by Private First Class Edward Montesquieu Garlick (Who, incidentally, has a striking resemblance to Idi Amin and that Hard Ass cop in the Shield). Cronauer opens his first shift with a monologue that shocks and thrills everyone.
Everyone accepts the station manager and program director who are offended by either Adrian’s irreverence or the fact that he is actually entertaining.
Program Director, Second Lt. Steven Hauk nearly passes out when Cronauer spins Martha and the Vandals instead of Lawrence Welk’s orchestra.
Unfortunately for Adrian, Hauks anger does not compare with that of Sergeant Major Phillip Dickerson, who declares all-out war on Cronauer. Hauk, at the direction of Dickerson, adheres to strict Army guidelines in terms of humor and music programming, placing Adrian in a position of either complying with orders or entertaining the troops. Adrian chooses the ladder and we have a movie.
- Rotten Tomatoes: 90%
- Metacritic: 67/100
- IMDB: 7.3
Peter Weir’s 1989 masterpiece, Dead Poets Society, was critically acclaimed for its masterful screenplay and its overall message of Carpe Diem or “Seize the Day.” While this film did not influence any opinions racially (as the cast was 100% white and 95% male), it focused more on the independent man, and how he should live and view his own life.
The story portrays a teacher named Mr. Keating who has come to an all-boys school that is steeped in tradition with boys who are expected to follow the rigid and unyielding expectations of their parents regarding their education. Keating’s unconventional methods use poetry to help the boys regard their individual identity and desires with his lessons from literature and poetry.
At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
The film won Best Original Screenplay, thanks to its writer Tom Schulman, who had little reputation until he wrote Dead Poets Society. This script was based on pieces of his own real-life experience. The screenplay was nominated for two similar awards from different organizations. Dead Poets Society also was awarded Best Foreign Film from France and Italy and also Best Film and Best Film Score from the United Kingdom’s BAFTA awards. Robin Williams, who plays John Keating, was nominated for three awards for Best Actor in a Lead Role, along with an Academy Award nomination for Best Director for Peter Weir.
At first, it was received well by general audiences but only became a box office novelty as it became more and more of a topic of conversation. With the end of the Cold War aligning with the release of the film, Dead Poets Society carried a deeper and significant meaning, making it not only appealing to audiences but to the nation as a whole.
- Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
- Metacritic: 79/100
- IMDB: 8.1
The film delivers an intellectually and emotionally fulfilling story. Cast with real-life friends and screenplay authors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, dialogues are realistic, if sometimes too quick, accents thick, and asides perhaps too inside for the audience to catch. A nice moment intimating Damon and Affleck’s long time friendship is a glance into their characters’ daily routine–the fluid motion of sliding into the car, coffee in hand, and moving off.
Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential.
When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.
The story weaving of all four throughlines is tight–a scene depicting the passionate argument can also contain points pertinent to the main character, influence character, and objective story throughline (e.g., Sean McGuire in his psychologist role). It is no surprise that this fine first effort has, as of this review, already been awarded Best Original Screenplay from the foreign press, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
- Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
- Metacritic: 70/100
- IMDB: 8.3