Film of the day: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Eddie Redmayne - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Harry Potter veteran David Yates takes the reins for a charming fantasy adventure set in 1920s, Prohibition-era New York Eddie Redmayne is Newt Scamander, the author of the titular Hogwarts textbook who arrives in America with a battered and seemingly bottomless suitcase containing all manner of extraordinary creatures.

Naturally they escape, so Newt finds himself teaming up with out-of-favour Magical Congress worker Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Muggle/No-Maj Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler). It’s not all fun and games, though. There are dark forces at play in the Big Apple, and Samantha Morton’s venom-spitting anti-witch activist seems to have some kind of connection with top Congress agent Percival Graves (Colin Farrell).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – From Friday 1 September on Sky Cinema Premier and Sky Cinema On Demand.