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Reviews & features: JK Rowling

The highs and lows of Harry Potter’s outrageous fortunes

28 Jun 2011

An evaluation of each of the films from the Harry Potter series

Having earned £6 billion worldwide, Harry Potter is the highest grossing film franchise of all time. And while the critical reception hasn’t always matched the commercial one (no Academy Awards yet), the films have been as successful as JK Rowling’s…

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

16 Nov 20102 stars

(12A) 145min The decision to split the final adaptation of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books into two episodes will mostly pay dividends at the accounting office of Warner Brothers, as on-screen the latest wizard tale, the seventh in the series, lacks…

Up close with Cherry Tree Lane, Skeletons and Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World

23 Jun 2010

Edinburgh International Film Festival Blog

Tuesday 22 Jun Paul Andrew Williams’ Cherry Tree Lane was one of the first films I saw here this year, and I did not like it. No sir. As I watched the London to Brighton director’s brutal tale of suburban home invasion playing out in real time, I…

The Hot 100 2008

11 Dec 2008

It’s been a helluva year. 2008 has been a time of significant global change, socially, politically and culturally, with Scotland no exception. So here, for your delectation, is The List’s pick of the 100 people, places and things that rocked our world…