EntertainmentReviving classics: 'Hope and Glory' shines on HBO Max

Reviving classics: 'Hope and Glory' shines on HBO Max

"Hope and Glory" soon on HBO Max
"Hope and Glory" soon on HBO Max
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3:31 PM EDT, May 15, 2024

Streaming platforms regularly supply their subscribers (and potential ones) with a steady stream of new content. Each month brings lists of titles, but the rare gems from cinema history stand out. HBO Max is highlighting one such gem.

Recently, HBO Max has been buzzing with news, primarily about its transition to a more concise identity called Max. This change takes place on Tuesday, June 11. Soon after, the platform will premiere the second season of the widely acclaimed "House of the Dragon," set in the "Game of Thrones" universe.

But we're not done with May yet, and there's plenty to catch in its final weeks. Still on the roster are the concluding episodes of "Young Sheldon" (a "The Big Bang Theory" spin-off), the second season of "Cursed," the riveting "The Sympathizer" starring Robert Downey Jr., and the third installment of "The Cleaning Lady." Also, the "Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin" series is just beginning. However, there's another title that demands our attention.

One of the Finest War Movies Ever: A Must-See

"Hope and Glory" by John Boorman has been available since May 8, and it's a film you shouldn't delay watching. Set in London during World War II, the narrative portrays the impact of relentless bombings on the life of a young boy.

For him, every day is a mix of excitement and fear. Although his family does not share his intrigue with the air raids, their collective will to endure only strengthens their bond. Even his sister's turbulent love affair with a Canadian pilot, which completely changes her life, cannot shatter this unity.

Released in 1987, "Hope and Glory" received five Oscar nominations and won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical (for the former category) and a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, awarded to Susan Wooldridge. The talented cast includes Jean-Marc Barr, Sammi Davis, David Hayman, Sarah Miles, and Sebastian Rice-Edwards, with the script and direction by esteemed filmmaker John Boorman, known for works such as "Escape from Alcatraz," "The Exorcist II: The Heretic," "Excalibur," and "The General."

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