One Nation Under God

A feature-length documentary by Teodoro Maniaci and Francine Rzeznikinteresting and disturbing, though a bit sound-biteyabout efforts to cure homosexuality carried out over the years in the U.S. by psychologists and Christian fundamentalists. Particular attention is given the ex-founders of the fundamentalist Exodus International, two men who wound up falling in love with each other and denouncing the movement. (JR)

Published on 01 Nov 1993 in Featured Texts, by admin

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Mrs. Doubtfire

Now that Robin Williams has been emasculateddangerously schizoid comic turned into nice-guy movie starit isn’t too surprising that a commercial hack like Chris Columbus would use him the way he does in this cutesy 1993 comedy: cutting between Williams trying on different voices rather than holding the camera on him as he lurches between these voices without notice. And it fits that Williams plays a devoted father of three estranged from his wife (Sally Field) who has to disguise himself as an English nanny to see his kids on a daily basis. Harvey Fierstein plays the gay brother who helps design his new look, and Pierce Brosnan is Field’s wealthy suitor. Ugh! (JR)

Published on 01 Nov 1993 in Featured Texts, by admin

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