Here’s the first paragraph (sorry, I can’t bring myself to say ‘graf’ yet) of the WP review of _Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban_:
It’s not just the child actors who look all grown up in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” The filmmaking does, too. “Azkaban,” the third installment in the Harry Potter series, is everything the first two films were not: complex, frightening, nuanced. The Potter purists who were so sorely affronted by the choice of Chris Columbus to direct the first two films expected great things from Alfonso Cuaron — director of the Oscar-nominated “A Little Princess” and “Y Tu Mama Tambien” — and they are not likely to be disappointed. “Azkaban” is so much more sophisticated visually, and in terms of storytelling, that it’s hard to believe the source material is the same. It’s not perfect, or even close, but it delivers on the promise of J.K. Rowling’s novels to a far greater extent.
That’s where I stopped reading. Music to my ears. Can’t wait to find out if it’s true.