Anne Hathaway is mesmerising on this big-budget model of the Roald Dahl traditional. She performs Lilith, the Grand Excessive Witch who’s internet hosting a global coven at a luxurious Alabama resort and hoping to rework the world’s pre-teen inhabitants into mice. It’s a efficiency of wild-eyed, screen-chewing abandon. Robert Zemeckis directs an adaptation (co-written by Guillermo del Toro) that brings a vibrant edge to the fabric by relocating it to the southern US and recasting the story in racial phrases. The witches now are wealthy white individuals who prey on the poor in marginalised black communities.
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The kidnapping of a kid begins as a day’s work for Copenhagen detective Rolf Larsen (Anders