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Chalamet's 'Wonka' provides worthy prequel

Whether you're looking for childish flights of fancy in the cinema or suspenseful spy thrillers on streaming, this week's reviews have you covered.

"Wonka" smartly seeks to appeal chiefly to those who know of its title character through 1971's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," starring Gene Wilder, rather than Tim Burton's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in 2005, starring Johnny Depp, or Roald Dahl's original 1964 novel.

Wilder's Wonka shared some of the less-than-kid-friendly edge with which Dahl portrayed the character, which Timothée Chalamet's Wonka does not share, while Cha...

 

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