Cinema: The Witches

Director: Robert Zemeckis; Starring: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci; Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family; Age: 12+; Time: 106 minutes

Based on Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic book ‘The Witches’ tells the darkly humorous and heartwarming tale of a young orphaned boy who, in late 1967, goes to live with his loving Grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis.

As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks our young hero away to an opulent seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world’s Grand High Witch has gathered her fellow cronies from around the globe, undercover, to carry out her nefarious plans.