‘The Beast’ Review – Léa Seydoux Astounds in Science Fiction Epic

This review was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the film being covered here wouldn’t exist.Though it refers to something very different in the context of its story, The Beast is a fitting title for writer-director Bertrand Bonello’s latest film as it begins to convey the massive scope of the canvas he is painting on.

A monumental and menacing science fiction journey through time, it’s an unwieldy work that still manages to delicately wind its way around you before crushing the air from your lungs.

The terror of the finale alone will forever etch itself in your memory.

It is a long road, but it all connects in a way that becomes absolutely flooring.

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