Pillbox

Dollar movie

Good Will Hunting
Friday, Aug. 30 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31 – 10 p.m.

Written by best friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, Good Will Hunting is a film about a young Massachusetts Institute of Technology janitor, played by Damon, gifted with extraordinary genius yet struggles to figure out what kind of person he wants to be. While most Hollywood movies about a troubled and misunderstood character fall flat, Good Will Hunting manages to be truly heartfelt and entertaining with magnificent performances. Damon proves himself a real actor in this film, bursting with charisma and precocious innocence. Its genuine Bostonian attitude also makes the film irresistibly enjoyable.

Dead Poets Society
Friday, Aug. 30 – 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 31 – 7:30 p.m.

Robin Williams showcases his tremendous versatility that spans beyond his comedic reputation, playing a teacher who inspires his students at a prim and proper boarding school through poetry. It’s as powerful as it is uplifting, with a young ensemble of actors and a strong yet sentimental storyline. Director Peter Weir exhibits his own style that can elicit emotions without being artificially effusive in this inspirational film.