Point Blank: A Mark Bousquet Review

An intense meditation on manhood and loneliness, POINT BLANK is a stylish thriller directed by John Boorman and starring Lee Marvin. An adaptation of Donald Westlake’s first Parker novel, The Hunter, Marvin growls and stares and sulks his way through one of his best pictures. Walker (renamed from the novel) is tough guy criminal who’s […]

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The Hard Way

1979 Incorporated Television Company Directed and Produced by Michael Dryhurst Executive Producer: John Boorman Screenplay by Kevin Grogan/Richard F. Tombleson It’s not an original story for a crime thriller. An aging hitman wants to retire and live out the rest of his days in peace and isolation, quietly contemplating a life wasted. But his boss […]

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Excalibur

1981 Orion Pictures/Warner Bros. Produced and Directed by John Boorman Screenplay by John Boorman and Rospo Pallenberg Based on “Le Morte d’Arthur” by Thomas Malory Cinematography by Alex Thomson Edited by John Merritt Music by Trevor Jones The 1980’s was a rich and fertile time for heroic fantasy/sword and sorcery films. The original “Clash of […]

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