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Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

My favorite Disney movie, my first Broadway play, and one of my favorite fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast tells the age-old tale of Belle, a beautiful bookworm who in an effort to save her bumbling father offers herself as a prisoner to a gruff beast who lives in an isolated castle deep in the woods. As time passes she and the beast become friends, and he and his enchanted servants hope her love can break the spell they’ve been under for many years. Meanwhile, Gaston, the village’s resident conceited asshole, plots to have Belle for himself by committing her father to a mental institution and murdering the beast. What a dick.

Movie Review: Les triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville) (2003)

This almost dialogue-free story follows a dedicated grandma and her put-upon dog on a wild adventure that takes them from France to an alternate-universe New York. While competing in a major bike race, her grandson is kidnapped by winemaker mobsters and taken to America to perform in a bizarre gambling scheme. His grandmother follows his trail, eventually teaming up with the eponymous triplets- 3 elderly eccentrics who were a famous singing group in the 20’s.