Finishing up our viewing and re-viewing of all the Harry Potter films to date, we watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tonight. We last saw it a couple of years ago. This installment is directed by David Yates, who also directed Half-Blood Prince and is set to direct the last 2 (from that last book). Luna Lovegood's a favorite.
The New York Times calls Luna Lovegood "spellbinding". Variety calls Luna an "intriguing newcomer". Moria, alas, doesn't mention Luna but does say this movie is "the first of the Harry Potter films that feels that it works satisfyingly as a story." Rolling Stone recommends it saying it is "the best of the series so far, has the laughs, the jitters and the juice to make even nonbelievers wild about Harry."