Children Need More Movies Like ‘Willy Wonka’

We’re all better off when we can appreciate ambiguity at an early age

Gene Wilder, as candy impresario Willy Wonka, poses with the Oompa Loompas in the 1971 children’s film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Todd Hill is a former journalist with 30 years of experience, much of it in film criticism, who misses neither journalism nor the film beat.

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