Shrek (2001)

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Anthony Lane at The New Yorker and Eric Metaxas at Books and Culture — these men are admirable and thoughtful critics. And both of them are upset about Dreamworks' new animated movie. They  think Shrek is trying to teach us that we don't need fairy tales. With all due respect to writers whose work I have admired, I'm a little surprised that they're missing the actual target of Shrek's snarky and irreverent story. Let's start at the beginning: Shrek is a somewhat subversive fairy … [Read more...]


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