'The Wonderland': Surface-level charm, but no true wonder

Film / Reviews Apr 24, 2019

'The Wonderland': Surface-level charm, but no true wonder

by Matt Schley

"The Wonderland," the new film from director Keiichi Hara ("Miss Hokusai"), certainly has the building blocks of something wondrous: a skilled director, top production values, and a story by beloved children's author Sachiko Kashiwaba. One of Kashiwaba's admirers is Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki, whose Academy ...