"Spider-Man: No Way Home" does whatever it pleases in bringing back golden-oldie characters from whatever universes they've been inhabiting. And the film is all over the place in more ways than one. But it really pleases, by bringing up feelings we may not have known we still had.
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3:34"Lunana: A Yak In the Classroom" is Bhutan's international-feature entry for the Oscars. It was shot at extremely high altitude with extremely modest resources, yet the result is affecting and thoroughly delightful.
How much Does Cotton Weigh?
3:36In "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," the documentary filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler conjure with surprising concepts--including the weight of cotton--to show how and why racism is, in their words, "our shared history."
To Tell the Truth
3:27Almost no one in Asghar Farhadi's "A Hero" can tell the unvarnished truth, a fact that makes the film great fun and a fascinating comment on human nature.
Multiverses For the Multitudes
3:40"Spider-Man: No Way Home" does whatever it pleases in bringing back golden-oldie characters from whatever universes they've been inhabiting. And the film is all over the place in more ways than one. But it really pleases, by bringing up feelings we may not have known we still had.
3:36Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" starts with three annunciatory notes of the greatest score ever written for a Broadway musical comedy. What follows is partly a rethinking of the basic material, and a redressing of wrongs represented by the casting of previous productions, which was never representative at all. Mostly, though, it's an exultant new version of an American classic.
Mysterious ways and a crazy idea
3:37Paolo Sorrentino's "The Hand of God" is much less serious than it sounds, though far from frivolous. It's a fond and funny piece of autobiography about his coming of age in 1980s Naples.
Oh, didn't he ramble?
3:28"Cmon C'mon" is all over the place, like the 9-year-old at the center of Mike Mills's unusual road movie, but it's a special pleasure that manages to be simultaneously serious and marvelously funny.
Love In the Time of Troubles
3:30In "Belfast," Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical evocation of his childhood in Northern Ireland, the filmmaker, stage actor and writer is a bright-faced 9-year-old struggling to understand the sectarian violence raging around him and his tight-knit family.
Princess Di re-re-re-dux
3:31Five years ago the Chilean director Pablo Larraín gave us "Jackie," a fictionalized portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy during and immediately after her husband's assassination. Now he's done a fictionalized--and mostly grim--account of a Christmas weekend the Princess of Wales spent in 1991 at Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham Estate.
When lightning strikes twice
3:38Joanna Hogg's semi-autobiographical 2019 feature "The Souvenir" was rightly hailed as something perilously close to a masterpiece. Now she's done a sequel, "The Souvenir: II," which picks up where the first film left off. Sequels are risky, but there was no need to worry about this one.