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

Excalibur: A Second Look

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, embracing Romanticism and operatic theatrics to bring the… Continue reading Excalibur: A Second Look

1920s, 3.5/4, Adventure, Fantasy, Fritz Lang, Review

Die Nibelungen: Siegfried

#12 in my ranking of Fritz Lang's filmography. Fritz Lang dealt with Germany’s present in Dr. Mabuse, and now he turns his eyes to its past, its myth, and its legends. It’s also a rollicking good time of grand adventure, magic, and bravery. It’s a triumph of physical production combined with a wonderfully engaging mythic… Continue reading Die Nibelungen: Siegfried