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Cannes Review: John Boorman's 'Queen And Country,' A Solid Sequel To Oscar-Nominee 'Hope & Glory'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2014 12:29 PM
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Queen And Country
Of all the many, many sequels to land in theaters this year, by far the most unexpected is "Queen And Country." It follows up a film released 27 years ago, and which was never more than a modest hit. It doesn't have superheroes or dragons or aging action heroes. It's an autobiographical period piece set in 1950s England. And we'd wager that it will end up being better than most of the more cynically-planned sequels that are coming down the pipe. It's flawed, but has enough worthwhile in it to make it a very welcome return for John Boorman.

Watch: 5 Clips From John Boorman's Cannes Film 'Queen And Country' Starring Caleb Landry Jones Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 14, 2014 11:19 AM
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Queen And Country
While the Cannes Film Festival kicked off today with "Grace Of Monaco" (read our review), tomorrow sees the launch of the Cannes Directors' Fortnight sidebar, that will be bringing new efforts from Frederick Wiseman, Bruno Dumont and more. And one other name to pay attention to on that lineup is John Boorman, who will be unspooling his latest, "Queen And Country."

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