New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022) Review

For all its longevity, the story of Pinocchio can be a tough sell. It basically exists to give children moral instruction on how to live their lives, and its most well-known trademarks revolve around the consequences of straying from that assigned path, from the body horrors of Pleasure Island to imprisonment by a greedy showbiz manager, the immediate consequences of telling a lie that is reflected on a body, and one of the character’s main function being that of a living, breathing conscience.

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