Whether you’re standing in the theater lobby or curled up in bed, deciding what to watch next is often the most difficult part of any pop-culture junkie’s day. And with dozens of films in theaters on any given weekend, plus virtually endless layers of streaming purgatory to sort through in search of your next binge-watch, there’s more out there—and tougher decisions to make—than ever.
Fortune‘s here to help you navigate the week’s latest offerings, boiling all the entertainment out there down into three distinct recommendations: should you see it, stream it, or skip it? Find out below.SEE IT: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ (In theaters)
If there was ever a cultural figure who lent themselves to on-screen consecration, it was Fred Rogers, the beloved TV show host. With his warm smile, sense of decency, and interest in the emotional and moral well-being of children, Rogers still stands—more than 50 years after Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood made its TV debut—as an icon of human possibility, an aspirational figure who found his place and way in the world through investing in kindness.
Last year’s luminous documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? presented Rogers through his work, and it played as welcome hagiography, a shrine to what Rogers came to symbolize throughout a lifetime of quiet, patient virtue. This wasn’t always easy, the documentary made clear—goodness was a discipline like any other, and Rogers worked at it constantly—but the sincerity he brought to the Neighborhood made the man feel almost alien in his moral clarity.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a new film by the great director Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), is no exposé. It is not out to shatter (thank God) or frankly even interrogate this image of Fred Rogers as a patron saint of children’s television. As embodied by Tom Hanks, perhaps the only man left in Hollywood nice enough to play him, Rogers is still the soothing, soft-spoken do-gooder who’s been fully canonized in our cultural memory. In Heller’s film, Hanks slips in and out of the red cardigan and sneakers with an astonishing ease—and eerie accuracy—that reaffirms him as one of our best working actors; the studied slowness of Rogers’ speaking style (with its all-important pauses), the guileless curiosity with which he taught children to inspect the world, is all replicated without appearing a lifeless work of th