Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

(I will be reviewing the entire series in preparation for Fantastic Beasts) After the frantically paced previous film, the book’s relative inactivity allows this chapter to find a much more patient and emotionally satisfying pace, while still doing justice to the source material. This was always a tricky balance throughout the films, and I think … More Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review

Gabe’s Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix Review

(In preparation for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film, I will be reviewing all of the Harry Potter moview) After the rather abysmal offering that was Goblet of Fire, first time feature director David Yates brings some much needed style and gravity back to the series. Voldemort’s return, though ardently denied by the authorities, casts a … More Gabe’s Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix Review

Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

(In preparation for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, I will be reviewing all the Harry Potter films) What. Happened? Mike Newell happened, that’s what. Following the incredible Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire is a pretty crushing disappointment in just about every respect. Oh, where to begin? The story here has Harry unexpectedly … More Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Review

Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

(In preparation for the upcoming Fantastic Beasts films I will be reviewing all of the Harry Potter films) Where to begin? This is easily the best film in the Harry Potter series. From the very opening shot, director Alfonso Cuaron announces his presence with his signature stylish camerawork and long takes. There’s more personality and energy … More Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Review

Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review

​Superior to the first in almost every way. Firstly, the lead trio can actually act this time around. That alone is enough to make this film infinitely more engaging. Another huge improvement is the overall story and execution. Without the need to devote so much time introducing the world and characters, we are allowed to … More Gabe’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Review

Gabe’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Review

Chris Columbus gets a lot of things right with this film. Namely the casting, which is pretty much perfection across a dozen different roles lasting eight films. Or in Richard Harris’ case, unfortunately just two. While the child actors aren’t very good at all here, they do grow into their roles in the next film, … More Gabe’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone Review

Captain America: Civil War, Gabe’s Review

Every time I retwatch this film I come away more impressed! The Russo Bro’s continue to be some of the best American action directors in Hollywood. The action scenes are all well shot, coherent, exciting, and endlessly creative. Their handling of these blows the action scenes in any other Marvel film out of the water(And … More Captain America: Civil War, Gabe’s Review