Matilda (1996)

Danny DeVito directs Mara Wilson, himself and Embeth Davidtz in this kids movie adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic.

I was checking out from family movies at this point in my teens – only Disney and Dahl could turn my head. Strongly stylised visuals from DeVito. Nice casting. The transplantation to the United States irks awkwardly at some moments, some blows are understandably softened here, but all in all this is pretty solid. Upbeat soundtrack choices.

7

Perfect Double Bill: James & The Giant Peach (1996)

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