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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: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train (Tate Taylor, 2016)

Released in 2015, Paula Hawkins‘ The Girl on the Train is the fastest selling adult novel in history. This is no doubt due to it being spruiked as “The new Gone Girl” which quite frankly is a ruse because it doesn’t match it. With the film adaptation, fans eager for another Gone Girl may leave disappointed, but based on its own merits it’s an impressive feat nonetheless. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Girl on the Train