TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY
1990, BBC Films, 106 min, Dir: Anthony Minghella

In THE ENGLISH PATIENT helmer Anthony Minghella’s directorial debut, Julie Stevenson receives a back-from-the dead visit from her late, cello-playing husband, Alan Rickman. A charming romantic comedy. “…A fine job in capturing … textures of London life … a strong performance out of Stevenson … a beguiling film in more ways than one.” – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader.


HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
2004, Warner Bros., 141 min, USA/UK, Dir: Alfonso Cuaron

In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron and Hermione not only face the usual teen struggles with their transition into adolescence, but they are threatened by the sinister Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), who has just escaped from Azkaban Prison. Wonderful performances by Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, plus franchise newcomers David Thewlis, Emma Thompson and Michael Gambon.


HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
2002, Warner Bros., 161 min, USA/UK, Dir: Chris Columbus

The adventures of Harry Potter continue! Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) begins his second year at Hogwarts, despite an ominous warning from an elf named Dobby that an imminent threat awaits him. Kenneth Branagh joins the cast as the delightfully pompous Gilderoy Lockhart. With Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, Alan Rickman.


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