Fraught by a scattered plot and jolting camerawork, A Wrinkle in Time suffers from the double-edged sword that is DuVernay’s affect-oriented sensitivity, a keenness that, in this instance, operates as an Achilles heel. . . . The rifts only widen when A Wrinkle in Time forcefully introduces a mythology that replaces L’Engle’s Christianity with a strain of uninspired humanism.
March 10, 2018