All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Good Morning, Vietnam
Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ!
An unorthodox and irreverent DJ begins to shake up things when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam.
In a tribute to one of the Kings of Comedy, I broke this movie out of the vaults.
It is a perfect showcase to Robin Williams talents- part frenetic energy and part superlative drama it plays to the strengths of the former Mork like no other of his movies have.
Whether he's making you cry laughing or just making you cry with his superb acting chops, Williams always managed to give it gusto; a hurricane of epic proportions that decimated all who lay before him.
Sure, not always did he hit the sweet spot- RV et al a reason to cash a paycheck in low rent comedy schtick that did little or nothing for his aura, but Williams would never…
"You are in more dire need of a blowjob than any white man in history."
I hadn't watched this since I was a kid, so it was very patchy in my memory. I don't think I would have understood the hilarity of it as a child either, I had been meaning to watch it for such a long time and then it came on TV this weekend, so I had to do it. They started with a RIP tribute message to him, which made me cry before the film had even started.
Robin Williams' wit, charm and ridiculously amazing humour make Good Morning, Vietnam the amazing film that it is. He was perfect as Adrian Cronauer, I wonder if the…
Usually a Robin Williams film can get you laughing hard enough that you forget about the terrible day or week you've had. This isn't one of those movies. Once again Williams plays an eccentric character and he seems at home as radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. The supporting cast helps immensely as targets for Cronauer's brand of humor. J.T. Walsh plays an adequate, but memorable jerk though Bruno Kirby was pretty funny on his own. Even Forest Whitaker showed up in one of his few performances that doesn't irritate me.
I have more of an attachment to other films starring Williams since I was only 2 years old when this came out. My mother loves this one so ratings may be…
' Big dogs landing on my face!'
One year ago today. RIP Robin Williams.
This is in many ways the anti-Robin Williams film. Cronauer is the Williams persona gone totally berserk, and the nature of his distractive, scattershot, adlibbed comedy antics placed within an environment not best suited to his “irreverent tendencies”. If the film were a little more daring in its approach to Williams as a performer, this could almost be the Punch-Drunk Love of his career.
The film is still in many ways just another traditional Robin Williams vehicle in which he gets to play the “most unorthodox” figure though his wacky demeanour, but transferred into a setting that almost screams for hard hitting Oscar-bait drama. The soundtrack is great, but the continued playing of upbeat music over images of carnage and…
"GOOOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAAAAM! This is not a test, this is ROCK and ROLL! ... It's 0600 hours - what does the 'O' stand for? Oh my God, it's early!"
Those are the first words Robin Williams' Adrian Cronauer (incidentally, this is based on a true story) says on the airwaves when he is chosen to be a DJ on Armed Forces Radio Service during the Vietnam War in 1965. Williams is perfect in the role; he is a whirlwind of acerbic wit, savage imitations and irreverent humour. Many of his superiors, somewhat understandably, take against his style and try to get him off air.
Barry Levinson is a great, understated director; two years later he would win an Oscar for…
Wonderful wonderful film. Watched in his memory.
A pleasing comedy drama starring Robin Williams.
Can't help but adore Robin Williams.
Can't explain, though, how he fell for that girl if he found them all equally attractive seen from the back, especially in comparison to those who all look like Zorba, back in Greece.
The story of unknowingly befriending a terrorist and the final argument with tears in both their voices didn't strike me as very convincing, either.
Accept the fact that shooting never took place in actual Vietnam, but why did they find a Vietnamese for the guy part and a Thai girl for his sister?
I'd nominate the polka-loving no-fun humorist DJ for an award, though. He totally crushed my heart. Doesn't his voice and manner of speech remind anyone else of Woody Allen?
I never was a fan of Williams' ad libbed humor and the voices and the funny making and the strange way how everyone on screen seemed to think it was the funniest shit ever. But as a dramatic actor? He got game.
Not so much in this though. This one's a piece of junk.
Robin Williams gives a lesson on acting.
Uma obra marcada por um dos papéis mais impressionantes de sempre de Robin Williams e que parece, inclusivamente, ter sido escrito de propósito para ele.
William at his irrevelant best. Sort of true story of unconventioal disc jockey making waves for stuffy bass at the radio station put together for homesick American soldiers in mid sixties Viet Nam.
Williams turns in some great moment during the broadcasts and scenes that call for his warmth but he does struggle to make some of the angrier lines work. The script often plays to his strengths as a comedian but I think it sells his talent as an actor short. Watching this nearly 30 years on, I was struck by how gentle a film it is.
Perhaps if I found Williams as funny as everyone else does there would be a touch more to love. Still it's a nice little artifact - no-one makes middleweight comedy-dramas like this anymore, they tend to be inconsequentially plotted indie fare or bleak-comedy these days.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A list of films compiled from every response to "What Have You Been Watching" on r/TrueFilm in 2015.