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beauty and the beast

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker (family therapist, film critic) WHAT'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ABOUT? Disney updates their 1991 animated classic about a bookish beauty who falls for a monstrous beast. IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: B+) It won't be nominated for Best Picture like the original, but what this new Beauty and the Beast does right makes up for its flaws. Let's get the negative out of the way. Emma Watson stru ...[Read More]

conspirator

THE CONSPIRATOR Family Movie Review

By Jonathan Decker Grade: B+ Director Robert Redford's The Conspirator is a soul-stirring, troubling, and thought-provoking examination of the sacred and true nature of the Constitution. It's also a warning against allowing fear to cause us to abandon our freedom in pursuit of revenge and security. This is a film that went largely overlooked this year, which is a shame, because it's a well-written ...[Read More]