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  • Quartet (2012)

    Hoffman directs a Quartet Review by Robert Denerstein: Plays nice -- too nice

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

    Harry and Hermione investigate the trail of the Half-Blood Prince Review by Marty Mapes: Boys and girls pair off; expository bookkeeping sets up the final conflict

  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

    Radcliffe joins The Order of the Phoenix Review by Marty Mapes: Another jumble of special effects, plot shards, celebrity cameos, and sometimes-impressive imagery

  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

    Radcliffe, Watson and Grint comprise the Harry Potter 3 Review by Marty Mapes: The most magical thing is how much older and bigger our young movie stars are

  • Gosford Park (2001)

    Jeremy Northam entertains all at Gosford Park Review by Marty Mapes: Sold as a murder mystery, Gosford Park is less a whodunit than a who's-doing-what-to-whom

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The best reason to see it on DVD is the ability to pause and rewind