1980s, 3.5/4, Drama, John Boorman, Review, War

Hope and Glory

#3 in my ranking of John Boorman's films. It's kind of funny how you can read the description of a film, think it sounds completely out of step for a filmmaker's work, and then actually watch it to discover that it ends up fitting perfectly. A slice of life tale of a small boy in… Continue reading Hope and Glory

1980s, 3/4, Fantasy, John Boorman, Review

Excalibur: A Second Look

#4 in my ranking of John Boorman's films. It's been obvious that John Boorman had his own little cinematic world. It was less distinct visually than someone like Fellini, especially across the films, but he was operating in a distinctly unique thematic space. In Excalibur, Boorman found the most distinct visual presentation of his style,… Continue reading Excalibur: A Second Look