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A WRIN­KLE IN TIME (PG) DI­RECTED BY: Ava DuVer­nay

STAR­RING: Storm Reid, Oprah Win­frey, Reese Wither­spoon, Mindy Kal­ing

★★★½ Ju­lian Wright while still hav­ing the abil­ity to be en­ter­tain­ing.

New­comer Reid stands head and shoul­ders above the rest of the cast, even stal­warts Wither­spoon and Win­frey, who seem to take a while to get warmed up in their char­ac­ters.

Zach Gal­i­fi­anakis scores the big­gest laughs in a glo­ri­fied cameo.

A Wrin­kle In Time is a de­lec­ta­ble vis­ual feast, with colours and ef­fects burst­ing off the screen. It tack­les some big ideas but does not al­ways con­vey them in the smoothest way.

It runs for less than two hours yet feels longer, with some slow stretches that may test the at­ten­tion span of its pre-teen au­di­ence.

But in a world where youth ad­ven­ture movies are dom­i­nated by sto­ries driven by boys (The Goonies, Stranger Things, It), it is re­fresh­ing to see a young girl get her own.

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