Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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There's still something exhilarating about the school's experiment and the children's ability to apply democratic principles without clobbering one another (much).
It's a visceral, experiential, and absorbing viewing experience, not an educational issue doc.
A portrait of the sheer difficulty in establishing a democratic organization, especially when its prospective practitioners are between 5 and 12 years old.
Nuanced and passionate ...
Freedom curdles into chaos, and it's from this turbulence that the film derives much of its visceral power.
Wilder's film is a remarkable document of a utopian experiment that shows great restraint in withholding judgment on its outcomes.
Approaching the Elephant is at once a cautionary tale and frequently thought-provoking insight into an uncommon form of education.
It may seem the film is deeply critical of the school itself, but it winds up showing that when it comes to how to even adequately raise a kid, none of us, anywhere, knows anything.
Though Approaching The Elephant is speckled with subtle commentary, much of it comic, the film's tone is one of sympathetic observation.
The film's 90 minutes are a disorienting cyclone of destructive incidents and propulsive energy.
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