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Awakenings movie was a American based drama released in 1990. It was based on Oliver Sacks' non-fiction book with the same name. The movie revolves around the beneficial effects of the drug named "L-Dopa" and how it was successfully administered to catatonic patients who survived the 1917-28 epidemic of encephalitis lethargica.
Cast and CrewThis movie was directed by Penny Marshall and produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker under the banner of Lasker/Parkes Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures. Screenplay was done by Steven Zaillian and Cinematography was handled by Miroslav Ondricek. The movie was edited by Battle Davis and Jerry Greenberg. The movie features a number of top actors notably Robert De Niro playing the role of Leonard Lowe, Robin Williams acting as Doctor Malcolm Sayer, Julie Kavner as the nurse, John Heard as Doctor Kaufman and Penelope Miller as Paula.
The movie was highly successful at the box office. Rotten Tomatoes said 88% of it's critics liked the movie and gave a rating a 6.7 out of 10. Metacritic rated the film with a score of 74 based on 18 reviews. Awakenings movie was nominated for Best Foreign Picture and Best Picture by Japanese Academy and Chicago Film Critics Association respectively. Robert De Niro was nominated for Best Actor by the Academy and National Board of Review.
Robin Willams was nominated by Chicago Film Critics Association and Golden Globe. Penny Marshall was nominated for Best Director by Chicago Film Critics Association. The movie won the Top Ten Films award from National Board of Review. Robert De Niro and Robin Williams both won the Best Actor Award from National Board of Review. Robert De Niro also won the Best Actor award from New York Film Critics Circle. As you can see from the number of nominations and awards the move has bagged, it is evident that this is a great movie to watch. So, if you get a chance, do not miss it.
Review of The Insider movie
The Insider is an American drama film that was released in 1999 and was directed by Michael Mann. The movie's script was adapted from Marie Brenner's Vanity Fair article "The man who knew too much". The Insider is a true story, told from the perspective of protagonist Jeffrey Wigand, played by actor Russell Crowes.
Jeffrey was a scientist, employed in a Tobacco firm to carry on research. After he was fired from the Tobacco firm, he came into contact with a producer and agreed to do a 60 minutes interview to disclose the secrets of the Tobacco industry. Although though he was bound by a confidentiality agreement with the Tobacco firm.
Eventually, the interview was called off due to threats of a lawsuit from the Tobacco firm. Jeffrey finds himself in the middle of lawsuits and a smear campaign, without the public knowing his full story. Even though The Insider is highly rated by viewers who give it a good review as "original and interesting", the movie faced a disappointment in terms of box office earnings of $60.2 million dollars, as the movie's budget was $90 million.
Review of Dallas Buyers Club movie
Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film released in 2013, directed by Jean-Mark Vallee. The movie tells the story of protagonist Ron Woodroof, starred by actor Matthew McConaughey. A Texas Cowboy, his life changed drastically when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive.
Ron was given just thirty days to live. Hearing of his new predicament, many of his old friends shunned him. Living in an era where AIDS epidemic was new and the U.S. was still trying to find ways to cope with it, Ron decided to take charge of his own situation by finding alternative treatments for his diagnosis from every part of the world, through both legal and illegal means. Later on, Ron joins hands with other outcasts and forms a successful "buyers' club".
This is a story of strength and survival beyond the odds. Dallas Buyers' Club was well received by the viewers, with a high rating by critics and a box office hit of $55.2 million, which was much higher than the movie's $5 million budget. It is certainly an inspiring and educational movie that promotes the humanly sentiments.