Dillon(!)’s review published on Letterboxd:
"It does not do to dwell on dreams, Harry, and forget to live."
Only fair to categorize Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as a truly magical, wondrously sprawling beginning to J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World - one complete with whimsical sincerity, heartwarming comfort, and community progression, each wrapped beneath the awe-inspiring tale of a lost child finding a home inside a world full of fascinating sorcery. The near-perfect establishing of a distinguished franchise foundation for the mythical darkness and mature narrative complexities which soon awaits, as Chris Columbus's impeccably calculated, expeditious approach to such simplistic endearment shall forever continue to enchant even the most cynical of human individuals. Excels most at producing classical visual splendor, sweeping world-building, crystal faithfulness to the source material, and irresistible characters with the quirkiest of personalities, enigmatic motives, and captivating backstories. An absolutely marvelous experience for all children to see!