Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Manohla Dargis on Harry Potter yields a magnificent Alan Rickman simile.

In her review of the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in today's New York Times, Manohla Dargis writes:

[T]he sensational Alan Rickman ... invests his character, Prof. Severus Snape, with much-needed ambiguity, drawing each word out with exquisite luxury, bringing to mind a buzzard lazily pulling at entrails ...."