A love story trapped within a horror film; a dark fairytale about an emotionally isolated woman who comes under the spotlight of an island community when she falls in love with a man who is suspected of a series of brutal murders.
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Chemistry, chemistry, chemistry!! Excellent performances from the leads here in this sumptuous, tense drama where danger is ever present, bubbling just below the surface. I wasn't completely sold on the town's response to the killer at large but as a character study of a woman battling her demons it's solid. 4 stars
A well-done cross between love story & mystery thriller - Buckley's performance is powerfully unforgettable as Moll while Kracun's cinematography shines a light in presenting the story with both mood & atmosphere to fit in right.
Beast isa slow burns that keeps you on your toes. Beautiful cinematography & dreamlike sequences Beast kept my attention & kept me guessing. Ultimately the film went in a very different direction plotwise than I had expected but in a way I think I enjoyed. Chemistry between rebellious Moll & Pascal was perfect passionate & fierce. & to be honest I wouldnt mind rolling round w/ JohnnyFlynn ina moonlit forest any night
Whilst you have a feeling that you know where it is going there are touches of sheer brilliance along the way. For example, the interrogator seemed to resemble the mother, I hope this was intentional. Crucially without Jessie Buckley and Johnny Flynn I suspect this film wouldn't quite work.
Watching 'Beast' feels like reading a fairytale-thriller book. The chemistry between the lead, the other cast, the shot, editing, the makeup & costume in every character. everything is good. but, the transition between first act to second act isn't so smooth and i feels like there's a blank space in there. one of my fav this year!