The Fisher King

The Fisher King ★★★★½

I can’t explain how much I love Terry Gilliam’s use of wide angle lenses. He can make the most mundane look otherworldly, and that’s on full display here. The Fisher King is a wonderful, empathy inducing story about about mental illness and trauma, with some fantastical elements thrown in, from two different perspectives—one being a homeless man and the other being a man who has lost his reason to live. Unless your heart is made of stone, this movie will make you want to help people.

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