PHILADELPHIA may seem tame to us now, but was quite important back in 1993, and Hanks is extraordindary here (I never wanted to see FORREST GUMP).
Demme's film caught the moment perfectly and remains an important keywork in representation of gays in cinema. Great soundtrack too.
For a "merely good" director (as my pal Martin said) he drew Oscar-winning performances from Hanks, Hopkins, Foster ...
Leo Baxendale (1930-2017), aged 86. For the generation who grew up on comics - that's us - our childhoods were completed by THE BEANO, THE DANDY, THE TOPPER, THE BEEZER, THE EAGLE, etc. (and I liked SCHOOL FRIEND too) ... Baxendale was the cartoonist and publisher, who drew The Bash Street Kids, Minnie The Minx and more.