Tuesday 18 September 2018

Film Review: Beast

18 September 2018
107 mins
Michael Pearce (Director) 
Johnny Flynn, Jessie Buckley

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders. (IMDB Synopsis)

Beast is a compelling drama that captivated me from start to finish. Jessie Buckley delivers an electrifying performance as Moll, and overall the film had amazing atmosphere, enhanced by interesting camera work and a wonderful soundscape. I don't want to include any spoilers, but I can say that the ending took me by surprise; I hadn't expected things to go down that way. This is definitely a film that I could watch again. It offered an interesting look at the human psyche and the notions of justice and revenge.

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