“A Quiet Place Part II,” “Cruella,” “Playtime,” “Days of Heaven”… summer movies begin.
Theatrical grosses for the second weekend of May weren’t impressive: theaters are increasing capacity, but there’s still a reluctance: either to the untested waters of moviegoing, or to the pictures on wider release.
What to watch in May.
Theaters are opening, capacity increasing, and the choices of what to watch, onscreen, in virtual cinema bookings, streaming and online, pile up. Barry Jenkins’ “The Underground Railroad” is the week’s masterful, all-consuming marvel.
Barry Jenkins’ cinematic mural from Colson Whitehead’s slim novel does not sprawl, but span, encompass, embrace, weep, leap and dream; oh how it dreams.
There’s a purity in the results of “Gunda”
Jennifer Reeder converses with “Jeanne Dielman”; “History is Made At Night” finds harbor on Blu-ray; “Thunder Force” Is like that clumsy kitten you hope grows up to be strong, even fierce; “Gunda” paces the life of the farm.