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JK Rowling’s supposed progressive values, her steadfast support

November 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

It’s easy to be cynical, but the Fantastic Beasts entries repeatedly deserve it. For all of JK Rowling’s supposed progressive values, her steadfast support of Johnny Depp’s inclusion as the titular Grindelwald is disappointing. Allegations against him, as with many men post-Me Too, remain contentious. A legal settlement between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard agreed on confidentiality, though heRead More

“The Crimes of Grindelwald”: still prefers dealing with dangerous creatures

November 19, 2018 at 9:35 am

Whose story is told? Grindelwald is in “Fantastic Beasts” the counterpart to Lord Voldemort in “Harry Potter”. In principle, Rowling tells the same story anew, her main themes are again segregation, racism and burgeoning fascism. And she has once again interwoven the fate of her hero with that of her rogue: Dumbledore and Grindelwald, the film was once close, “closerRead More

Widows” utilizes its tension and payoffs to maximum effect

November 18, 2018 at 1:30 am

I can’t remember the last time a movie physically knocked the wind out of me. This was not a one-time occurrence either, as “Widows” utilizes its tension and payoffs to maximum effect. This is a brutal film that wraps you up in its painfully real world and characters and repeatedly rips the ground out from under you when you leastRead More

The Crimes of Grindelwald”: On his behalf, Newt – who still prefers

November 17, 2018 at 1:15 am

Whose story is told? Grindelwald is in “Fantastic Beasts” the counterpart to Lord Voldemort in “Harry Potter”. In principle, Rowling tells the same story anew, her main themes are again segregation, racism and burgeoning fascism. And she has once again interwoven the fate of her hero with that of her rogue: Dumbledore and Grindelwald, the film was once close, “closerRead More

The Crimes of Grindelwald”: On his behalf, Newt – who still prefers dealing

November 16, 2018 at 1:04 am

It is Dumbledore who initiates the act of “The Crimes of Grindelwald”: On his behalf, Newt – who still prefers dealing with dangerous creatures to those with other wizards – is to track down the evil magician Gellert Grindelwald  WATCH Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). He escaped his imprisonment recently, with the dark intention of subjugating humanityRead More

“Fantastic Beasts” pick you up at the train station and take you to the studios

November 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm

In addition to magic and fantasy are novels that greatly value intellectual work. The main characters are children who study and who passionately defend their school. For me that is another very positive element. The valorization of heroes that do not solve their problems with blows. And in addition it did not follow the typical day of the hero againstRead More

“The Crimes of Grindelwald”, Rowling now clearly attracts the screw

November 15, 2018 at 9:41 pm

With Part Two, “The Crimes of Grindelwald”, Rowling now clearly attracts the screw by bringing her film material closer to the events and scenes known from “Harry Potter”. So it comes in the movie for many fans eagerly awaited reunion with the magic school Hogwarts and Harry’s mentor Albus Dumbledore – of course, clearly rejuvenated. The good news: The 45-year-oldRead More