Wonderstruck
First screened in October 2017
Director: Todd Haynes. Cast: Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael, Julianne Moore, James Urbaniak, Michelle Williams, Amy Hargreaves, Morgan Turner, Sawyer Nunes, Cory Michael Smith, Tom Noonan, Damian Young, Raul Torres. Screenplay: Brian Selznick (based on his novel).

Twitter Capsule: One kid, then another, then another crosses a thresholdólearning we're connected, and not, being understood, and not.

Second Capsule: A few scenes and performances seem a bit shaky. But whole, long passages are immaculate. If you haven't gone yet, go!

Third Capsule: You guys, WHAT is going on. Why is Wonderstruck getting this barely polite brush-off? Wonderstruck!! It's Julieta all over again. What the F

VOR:   Sets itself an amazing number of formal, narrative, and stylistic challenges—arguably even too many of them. Love seeing Haynes try these milieus.



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Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+


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