Intake for 3/4-5

What We Do in the Shadows (2014)

Beauty and the Beast (1946)

Magical visual poetry that "deals, as all fairy-tales do, with what we dread and desire." Trick shots galore and marvelous practical effects. I've been meaning to see this for years and am so glad I was able to do so on the big screen. "It's devices penetrate the usual conventions of narrative and appeal at a deeper psychic level. Cocteau wanted to make a poem, wanted to appeal through images rather than words, and although the story takes the form of a familiar fable, its surface seems to be masking deeper and more disturbing currents. Brighter and more curious children will be able to enjoy it very much, I suspect, although if they return as adults, they may be amazed by how much more is there." - Roger Ebert