Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. What?

What if this writer told you that as part of the 20th-anniversary celebrations for the Philosopher’s Stone film that was a bizarro world Harry Potter quiz show. Hosted by Helen Mirren of all people. Seeming the only British actress of the time who was not in the films. Proceedings have a decidedly American focus withContinue reading “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. What?”

The One and Only Ivan (Disney +) Review.

Disney’s treatment and roll out of its with subscription exclusives (outside of Hamilton) has become a running theme of these reviews. Here comes another one. This time its arrival on streaming it’s directly as a result of the pandemic with it being pencilled in as a full theatrical release until relatively late in the day.Continue reading “The One and Only Ivan (Disney +) Review.”

The Good Liar. Paragraph Review.

Ian McKellen is a con artist trying to extort money as a wealthy widow Helen Mirren in this thriller that is carried by the charisma of the central performances. This makes the film very watchable but somewhat uneventful for the first two acts. Then the third act happens. I’ve never seen a third act thatContinue reading “The Good Liar. Paragraph Review.”