“Hamilton”: One-Sentence Review

Hamilton brings home the front-row: the catching tunes, the compelling story, and the melting pot of complexity—all in a two and a half hour revisionist, historical musical full of passion and soul.

12 out of 12 Tamales

“The Mandalorian: Season One”: One-Sentence Review

Story and substance come together wonderfully in Disney Plus’s The Mandalorian, a Star Wars show that’s more than the sum of its Baby Yoda parts.

10.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Spider-Man: Far From Home”: One-Sentence Review

Even if this Spider-Man’s web falls a little short of reaching Homecoming, Far From Home’s relaxed tone, genuine laughs, and superhero-ready Jake Gyllenhaal make it the perfect contrast to the emotionally-charged Endgame.

9.5 out of 12 Tamales

“Aladdin (2019)”: One-Sentence Review

While 1992’s “Aladdin” has the benefit of an all-time great voice performance from Robin Williams’ Genie—plus, being first goes a long way—2019’s live-action version outdoes its traditionally-animated counterpart in at least spectacle and action, making a visit to this well-known world worth it.

9 out of 12 Tamales