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Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 2017 (less beast, more explanation)

While interesting to see many plot holes filled in, a few choices contribute far too little: the pitfalls of remaking a classic. In a poor provincial French hamlet — a quiet village, some say — Belle (Emma Watson) and her … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ (holidays are jollier with Mary)

If you’re familiar with Mary Poppins, you’re in for a treat. If you’re not, familiar you will be. Practical British author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) is the writer of a best-selling children’s book, but the royalties are running out and … Continue reading

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