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“Animal Crackers” crumble

On the off chance that Nabisco wants to hire David Fincher to make a dark and gritty Oreo movie or something, let “Animal Crackers” serve as an example: A cookie, no matter how delicious, is probably not a firm foundation to build an aspiring film franchise on.

“Hamilton” doesn’t throw away its shot

Like most of you, I am seeing “Hamilton” for the first time this weekend courtesy of the lovely new filmed version of the play on Disney+, and I finally have the chance to put all those songs and lines I’ve heard over the past five years into context. And, yeah, it’s all that.