Stage Beauty

June 30, 2005

You’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching Shakespeare In Love: Part Deux, as wannabe Claire Danes steals lady-man Billy Crudup’s trademark role when an old law forbidding women to act on stage is thrown out by the king. A bare few months... 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

June 14, 2005

At first, it seems like rather an odd choice picking the director of the racy, coming-of-age road movie, Y tu mamá también (2001), to direct the latest Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Studios are notoriously protective of their cash... 

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

December 4, 2003

The best sequels have a way of improving on the original, and Chamber of Secrets succeeds in nearly every respect. It’s darker, funnier, more action-packed and the three leads are actually starting to act (witness Harry’s face/off at the end)....