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┬ábegin? 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