Good Will Hunting
Remember when young actor buddies Matt Damon and Ben Affleck won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay? Might seem odd now, but Damon and Affleck’s heartfelt story of a friendship between a troubled maths genius (Damon) and his unconventional counsellor (Robin Williams, who also won an Oscar) deserved the accolade.
What happened to those guys, anyway?
Denis Villeneuve’s empathic, perception-bending alien visitation drama is a delicately crafted modern rework of The Day The Earth Stood Still — except the extra-terrestrials are truly otherworldly and there’s the sky-high obstacle that is the language barrier.
With its message that open-minded communication enables us to realise the things we have in common with those who appear vastly different. It feels like genuinely compulsive viewing for these troubled times.
Lost In Translation
Sofia Coppola’s second film is the ultimate jet lag movie, locating its central almost-romance between listless college grad Scarlett Johansson and life-worn actor Bill Murray amid the woozy, daydreamy bewilderment of being in a very foreign country and a very different time zone.
And it’s exactly right that we still don’t know what he whispered to her at the end.
The Princess Bride
Director ดูหนังออนไลน์ฟรี Rob Reiner and writer William Goldman’s affectionate pastiche of romantic fairy-tale stories. That also works as an adventure on its own. Great lines, superb sword fights and rodents of unusual size. What’s not to love?