Film: Sci-fi oddity strictly for the kids

Film: Sci-fi oddity strictly for the kids
Oprah Winfrey and Storm Reid in A Wrinkle In Time

A noticeably abrupt, decidedly shop-worn, battle between the forces of good and evil

A Wrinkle In Time: Directed by Ava DuVernay, Nationwide, PG, Rating: **

Dark River: Directed by Clio Barnard, Selected, 15A, Rating: ***

Madeleine L’Engle’s coming-of-age science-fiction A Wrinkle In Time is apparently a book beloved of teenage readers since its publication in 1962 but, honestly, I’d never heard of it, let alone read it. Coming in blind to an adaptation like Ava DuVernay’s has the upside of the world...

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