Rocky’s Review
Spider-Man & Beach Boy Brian Wilson

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME is a certified international hit with audiences and critics; not an easy achievement in the midst of a pandemic and freezing weather. "Those who meticulously study the Marvel universe will find lots to happily debate here, but those of us with a more casual connection to super hero movies will simply have a rollicking good time." -Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times. It opens tomorrow as matinees only in the Rose, and evening shows in the Starlight Room. The movie stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marisa Tomei, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire.

     "He's a talker" is a phrase that has never been used to describe Brian Wilson. Brian has always let the music do almost all the talking. So director Brent Wilson might have been taking on one of the more quixotic filmmaking quests of all time when he set out to make a documentary of one of the greatest musical geniuses of the past century. That such a movie - BRIAN WILSON: LONG PROMISED ROAD - not only exists but provides real windows into its subject's inner world seems almost incalculable. (Excerpted from Variety"In his interactions with his band, [with the director], with his family, the documentary is a portrait of friendship and love, as much as it's about music." -Hollywood Reporter. The movie opens in the Starlight Room tomorrow as matinees only.

     Continuing a treasured holiday tradition, the Metropolitan Opera presents a new installment in its series of abridged opera adaptations for family audiences. Laurent Pelly's storybook staging of Massenet's CINDERELLA is presented this Saturday morning in an all-new English translation.

     Beginning this Friday the Starlight Room will always open 30 minutes before show time.

Cinematically yours,
Rocky