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Philadelphia (1993)

Updated: Jan 18, 2019

Viewed Nov '18 ///

This being the first big budget Hollywood film to tackle the subject of AIDS it had a few tasks to uphold: to entertain, to educate and to empathise with subjects that were infected with the AIDS virus. Jonathan Demme delivered sensitive direction that completed the tasks at hand whilst also drawing inspired performances from Hanks and Washington. A vitally important film, in its time, for tackling this social issue, and something that up and coming filmmakers should learn a few tricks from when tackling social issues today.

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