Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Alice in Wonderland" or Alice in Slumberland?

Review Summary: Ann and Les were confused by the performances and bored by the script. The adaptations from Carroll's novel were a disappointment.

Plot: An older Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny. 108 minutes runtime.

Director: Tim Burton

Writer: Linda Woolverton

Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, and Helena Bonham Carter


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