Watch List Weekly Recap 11/18/22

A movie maestro turns 80, plus reviews of "The Wonder," "She Said," "The Menu," and more.

Watch List Weekly Recap 11/18/22

This is the Friday recap of Ty Burr’s Watch List postings for the week. If you’d like to receive this weekly email ONLY, please go to your account page and under “Email notifications” uncheck every box except “Weekly Digest.” If you’d prefer to not receive it at all, uncheck just “Weekly Digest.”

Martin Scorsese turned 80 on Thursday, and on Wednesday I weighed in on American’s greatest living filmmaker. Want to argue? Take it to the comments section, along with your pick for his best movie.

Happy St. Marty's Day
Tomorrow is Martin Scorsese’s birthday – the living conscience of American film turns 80. (Correction, the living conscience of global film; check out the director’s personally curated DVD series for Criterion, “Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

A crop of pre-Thanksgiving new releases: “The Wonder” (⭐ ⭐ ⭐) on Netflix, “She Said” (⭐ ⭐ ⭐) and “The Menu” (⭐ ⭐ 1/2) in theaters — and a Turkey Day turkey, “The People We Hate at the Wedding” (1/2 ⭐ ) on Amazon Prime.

Weekend Watch-List: Do's and Don't's
Airborne Toxic Event Warning of the Week [insert klaxon sirens here]: When I started the Watch List last year, my tender hope was that this newsletter would A) lead you to a few profound or entertaining or profoundly entertaining viewing experiences and B) serve as a canary in the coal mine of video on demand, warning you when a movie came along that was the cinematic equivalent of carbon monoxide. Dear reader, the canary has died: I have seen

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