Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Rating: 4 of 5  

It’s a luxury to make a movie like this because all of the emotional resonance and significance has been created in the prior seven films. The characters are already strong because they’ve been developed and the actors have grown into both the characters and their craft so in a way they’re at . . . → more

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

I feel like I almost have to say that since this is Harry Potter – it’s not bad, no matter what criticisms I have. They’re always well produced, they’re working from good source material, the kids acting gets better with every film. Plus, the world is so richly realized in the films, . . . → more

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Rating: 4.25 of 5  

I have to admit I was leary going into Half Blood Prince. Order of the Phoenix was by far my least favorite of the series because of David Yates direction and his whole philosophy about making it the shortest Harry Potter ever. Because I disliked it so much, I couldn’t figure out . . . → more

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

I didn’t like Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I think I will probably the second or third time I see it (on video). Because the things that were done were mostly done well.

I loved the performances. I think obviously the kids are growing up and getting better. But . . . → more