Beauty and the Beast
Dir. Bill Condon. USA, 2017. 2h 9m. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen.
Enchanting live action re-telling of Disney’s classic animation. Lavish visuals and a mix of brilliant new songs and old favourites makes for a magical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks at the heartstrings.
‘This movie pays tribute to the much-loved 1991 animation, but adds more zing and subtlety to every encounter’ ★★★★★ Kate Muir, The Times
Three cheers for director Bill Condon and star Emma Watson for having the courage to make a live-action adaptation with 2017 gender politics.’ ★★★★ Cath Clarke, Time Out