Why Do Audiences Love ‘Beauty and the Beast’? Because it’s Sincere

Despite netting over $170 million at the opening weekend box office, Disney’s new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, received somewhat mixed reviews. Many elite publications’ reviewers thumbed their noses at the film—what do these critics fail to see that audiences do? “There’s nothing particularly outrageous about retelling … Continued

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