Jumanji (1995)

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Jumanji: Directed by Joe Johnston. With Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce. When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped in it for decades – and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

“Some of us are more nimble than others at being so and some of us hide it well, but it is the human condition to be stupid. We all are and thatu0026#39;s that. The best we can hope for is to find those that do it gracefully.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMake no mistake, Breillat is stupid. She would bring any gathering down and to have her as a friend would be a burden. And yet she has given me images that I carry around (with other gems) to serve as touchstones into the world of women. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eHer films are poorly composed but there really are some cinematically perfect moments in every one. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eSo what you want to do is watch this (or any of them) and avoid at all costs any of her own interviews. I know what she intends. Its uninteresting, not worth the effort. The dialog is similarly a waste of life, but you cannot get to the images without it, so drudge through, please.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe reason is that she knows the power of vision and she moves the imagination of image with grace. All the droll theorizing I can forgive, even credit as bravery because she knows how the eye and mind work as tractors to the soulu003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThereu0026#39;s a truly disturbing act of cowardice though at the very beginning, before the credits. We are told that the more u0026quot;disgustingu0026quot; things werenu0026#39;t actually done by the actress, but by a body double. Now why?u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eYou might want to see this before u0026quot;Loss of Sexual Innocenceu0026quot; which is equally banal in the same way, and as powerful.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eTedu0026#39;s Evaluation — 3 of 3: Worth watching.”


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