Movies Update: A 1940s Musical Journey, a Michelle Obama documentary and more

Plus, Mother's Day movie recommendations

Hey, movie fans. Are you in need of more titles for a stay-at-home watch? There are a few new films coming out this week, including Netflix’s Michelle Obama documentary “Becoming,” the gang-war drama “Blue Story,” as well as “Spaceship Earth,” which chronicles the unique experiment of Biosphere 2.

Meanwhile, Manohla Dargis continues her quarantine rewatch of classic musicals, this time running down 1940s song-and-dance vehicles like “Stormy Weather” and “Meet Me in St. Louis.” If you’re in the mood for something a little lengthier — well, OK, a lot lengthier — A.O. Scott tackled “1900” (five hours) and J. Hoberman watched “Dr. Mabuse the Gambler” (a mere four and a half). Or maybe you’d rather spend that time on movies that are about to vanish from Netflix? A perverse pandemic rewatch of “Outbreak” is only offered by the streamer until the end of May …





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