Labyrinth ★★★★½

I've always been drawn to Jim Henson's creations, so I don't know why it took me so long to see this. Labyrinth is a mesmerizing and potent cocktail, the best metaphor for the transitional period of teenagerhood that I can think of-- adventurous fantasy antics and silly muppet sidekicks, enmeshed with the very adult, but equally fantastical, presence of David Bowie. It's an inspired combination, and Jennifer Connelly (channeling the same kind of energy she did in Phenomena, which isn't what I expected) is the perfect heroine to navigate it.

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