Critics' Voices: Dec. 2, 1991


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. One day your kids will be taking their kids to this sumptuous Disney cartoon. Adults will be touched too, by a parable about the tyranny of convention and the liberation of love. It's also about magic mirrors, singing candlesticks and the art of drawing pictures that move people. A fairy tale for all ages.

PROSPERO'S BOOKS. Shakespeare illustrated by Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover). Not the British director's best film but certainly his most: two chockablock hours of Sir John Gielgud intoning The Tempest while surrounded by naked babes and...

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