John Boorman continues his exploration of remote political situations by moving from an invented situation in Panama to a fictional account around the real stories told during the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission after the end of Apartheid under the presidency of Nelson Mandela. He also continues his propensity for pushing too much into… Continue reading In My Country
Some thoughts on some random books
So, I've read a few books in recent weeks, and I have some thoughts to put down. First, was New Grub Street written by George Gissing. #36 in Flavor Wire's list of 50 greatest British novels of the 19th century, I was much more pleased with this reading than I had been with the previous… Continue reading Some thoughts on some random books
The Tailor of Panama
I think this film almost works. Almost. Not quite, though. There's a saggy middle section that just drags the whole affair down without building up the tension like it probably should that the rest of the film can't get past. However, the first third and final third are actually quite adept at pulling together this… Continue reading The Tailor of Panama
The General (1998)
John Boorman had been getting more explicitly political for about a decade, but he moves his focus from far-away jungles to close to home, namely his adoptive home of Dublin. Based on a book by Paul Williams, Boorman wrote his script about the brazen and notorious criminal Martin Cahill with a particular emphasis on a… Continue reading The General (1998)
Pre-Order Up for Colonial Nightmare!
Coming June 1, the pre-order for the Kindle version of Colonial Nightmare is now up! I will also be doing paperback and hardcover versions of the book, but Amazon does not allow for pre-orders on those. They will be live on June 1, so if you wish to wait for a physical copy to order,… Continue reading Pre-Order Up for Colonial Nightmare!