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FILM REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (Bill Condon, 2017)

It’s finally here. The live Disney musical we’ve all been waiting for. Twenty-six years after the animated original (one of the few animated films with an Oscar nomination for Best Picture), the live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast graces our screens. While it’s not the first live action adaptation of a much loved Disney animated classic – following Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book – it is the first to retain its most crucial element: the music. Does that then mean it’s simply an unnecessary rehash? It’s depends on your level of pessimism, your fondness for nostalgia, and possibly how much you value animation. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

FILM REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (David Yates, 2016)

It’s been five years since we bid farewell to Harry Potter on screen and lost our will to live through to November. Harry Potter has indeed lingered beyond the screen, with J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child currently selling out on the West End despite its audience being required to attend two separate performances to see the entire show. Even Daniel Radcliffe has managed to find work, continuing his attempts to prove that he actually can act. But the absence of any films set in Harry’s wizarding world has left somewhat of a hole, only able to be filled with excessive fan fiction and Harry Potter trivia nights. Praise be to Dumbledore that finally, Potter nerds have something to get excited about once more, with the Harry Potter spin-off, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

FILM REVIEW: Noah

Noah (Darren Aronofsky, 2014)

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Darren Aronofsky’s latest film Noah is based on the biblical story of how Noah built the ark. Religious fundamentalists have criticised the film for not staying close enough to the story as presented in the bible. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Noah