Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review – An intriguing opener to J. K. Rowling’s new beastie universe

There is a lot to enjoy here. So why after two viewings am I not fully convinced?

★★★☆☆ (GOOD)


The first screening of Fantastic Beasts was ruined by mistakingly booking for a 3D showing. The light loss from wearing the darkened 3D glasses is heightened due to many of its scenes being played out in fairly dark settings.
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Half a Sixpence review – A bit too much flash and not enough wallop

This Chichester Festival Theatre transfer is entertaining and full of energy but needs more depth to really resonate

★★★☆☆ (GOOD)


“Why do you have a pen and notebook?”, my thirteen year old niece enquired as we waited for the show to start. I explained that I was writing a review. “The seats are comfortable,” she advised, “the smartly dressed people”, (the front of house assistants), “are very nice and I have a good view of the stage”. So far, so good then.
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