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FILM REVIEW: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (J.A. Bayona, 2016)

A Monster Calls
begins with the explanation that its story starts “with a boy too old to be a kid, too young to be a man”. This is apt, given that the film is not clearly aimed at children or adults, but perhaps sits in some limbo area in-between. Initially conceived as a story by Siobhan Dowd, the novel was written by Patrick Ness after Dowd’s death from a terminal illness. Ness adapts his novel for the screen, with director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) at the helm. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: A Monster Calls

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