2010s, 3/4, Drama, John Boorman, Review

Queen and Country

#7 in my ranking of John Boorman's films. John Boorman's final film is the sequel to his earlier film, Hope and Glory, the last of his films that received serious critical and awards consideration, and the only other film of his that's explicitly autobiographical. I'd say that all of his films are somewhat autobiographical at… Continue reading Queen and Country

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