Film reviews: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Amanda Knox
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (Cert 12A; 127mins)
Ransom Riggs’s bestselling novel Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, is a splendid fit for Burton and results in a kooky, spooky romp that would be perfect for Halloween, if you can wait that long. There are elements of Harry Potter, X-Men and The Addams Family in a film that makes up for any lack of originality with large helpings of high spirits, visual flair and fizzy energy. The tale begins as misfit teenager Jake Portman (Asa Butterfield) travels from Florida to Wales to try to make sense of his grandfather’s... read more
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