When you start studying plot structure, it becomes harder and harder to be surprised by a film. You start seeing turning points and act breaks everywhere you look. That’s what makes Beast so refreshing, in a wonderfully dark and terrible way. Watching this film, I was kept in suspense from the first scene to the last. I must have burned a thousand calories watching this intense, beautiful film.

Making its premiere at TIFF and also showing at Sundance and BFI London Fest, Beast is the feature debut of writer/director Michael Pearce. It follows a young woman (Jessie Buckley) who falls…

Angela Bourassa

WGA writer, mom, repeat binger of The Office

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