Saturday, May 5, 2012
It's like my cable provider knows I have access to cable again. Literally three of my all-time favorite movies have been on in the past 24 hours. Last night I think I mentioned that I watch V for Vendetta (12 Angry Men was also on, but at the same time and I was in the mood for some Natalie Portman), and then tonight Dead Poets Society was on. DPS is by far one of the most beautiful films ever made - not beautiful in terms of scenery or costumes, but in its storytelling, its message, and its characters. It is inspirational, tragic and captivating. Robin Williams, who is typically this absurd comedy actor, plays an English teacher and an all-boys boarding school, and has an unconventional approach to teaching, specifically poetry. He is so remarkable in the film, as are the students, especially Robert Sean Leonard. (Robert now plays Wilson on House.) Every single one of you should watch it, because it's impossible not to like at least one thing about it.