The Fisher King
1991
****½
Director: Terry Gilliam
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer

The lives of a world-weary radio Dj and a tragic homeless man overlap in Terry Gilliam’s weird, captivating and original film. The story mixes humour, drama and fantasy to great effect, but it goes on a bit too long. However, the waltz scene at the Grand Central Station is its own little masterpiece. The performances are brilliant all around, but Mercedes Ruehl was singled out for an Oscar.