“The Grinch” is back in theaters, this time with Benedict Cumberbatch taking on the role of the Christmas grouch in an animated version of the classic holiday tale.

Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sat down with chief film critic Owen Gleiberman to discuss “The Grinch” — why is 2018 the right time for the remake, and how does it compare to the 1966 television special and Jim Carrey’s 2000 live-action movie?