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In the Dark Reviews

'The Beast' contemplates fate through AI, past lives

I don't know what I was expecting from an extremely loose sci-fi adaptation of Henry James' 1903 novella "The Beast in the Jungle," but I don't think anyone could have expected Bertrand Bonello's "The Beast."

When he was 12, Bonello became interested in film after watching horror movies from directors, including David Cronenberg, George A. Romero, Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci. Bonello's taste has always been top-notch.

But with "The Beast," Bonello quietly goes for broke in recreating a subgenre that Seth McFarlane's "Family Guy" amusingly reduced to "a depressing 1970s sci-fi movie starring...


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