End Credits: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Plus: Suspiria

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Time to return to Hogwarts. The tenth overall movie in the wizarding world and second of the prequel/spinoff series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits screens. After the first film’s magical adventure in the stylish 1920s New York and his capture at the end of the movie, Grindelwald escapes and this time we are whisked off to Paris, to stop the dark wizard set on controlling the non-magic world. All your new favourites return, plus some new faces and strange creatures for the new adventure, which no doubt will be a success and have at least one more film. The Fantastic Beasts films were always stated to be “at least a trilogy” but don’t be surprised if they get spun out into more. The advantage of the movies being based on a “field guide” and not a novel is they can go where they want. Fans don’t know what’s going to happen, save for a few characters that have a future set from the original stories. It’s anyone’s guess what may be in store for the future of Newt and co.

Bizarre arty Italian supernatural horror Suspiria gets a remake. In 1970s Berlin a young American dancer joins a prestigious dance academy, not knowing it is run by a cove of witches. Bizarre murders and unexplainable goings-on set things in motion and from there things only get weirder. Suspiria certainly won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, walking fine lines between high art, violent horror and pure schlock. It’s not a conventional mix, but for some it will fill a niche. And with a stellar cast including Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz and the aptly named Mia Goth it is a difficult movie to ignore.

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