2.26 – HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005) and Transition

Is this the best film yet? It’s certainly the most ‘grown up’, whatever that means; we talk about being no longer a kids’ franchise, the role of Robert Pattinson, and a whole host of different transitions.

This Week’s Watching
SCANDAL (2012—): Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn
modern family (2009—): Christopher Lloyd, Steven Levitan, Ed O’Neill

Recommendations
JESSICA JONES (2015—): Melissa Rosenberg, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter
PUSHING TIN (1999): Mike Newell, John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton
DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993): Richard Linklater, Jason London, Wiley Wiggins
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (2015): Brady Corbet, Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham

Footnotes
Another sparse week for footnotes, other than more about Peter Pettigrew, whose identity we discovered last week: harrypotter.wikia.com/wiki/Peter_Pettigrew (although to be avoided if you’re not keen on spoilers, it looks like). This is good about the topic of transition in film — particularly in teen film — which we touched on with our discussions of adolescence: www.screeningthepast.com/2011/11/modernism-cinema-adolescence-another-history-for-teen-film. Finally, don’t forget to check out our umbrella podcast network at www.kaiju.fm — subscribe to your favourite! (Well, second favourite, obviously.)