WEEK IN WOMEN: Beyoncé brings RENAISSANCE concert film to movie theaters – Brandy McDonnell reports

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé officially arrives in theaters on Dec. 1, with select screenings starting on Nov. 30. Running 2 1/2 hours, Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé follows the journey of Queen Bey’s blockbuster “Renaissance World Tour” from its inception to its opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to its finale in Kansas City, Missouri. The film is said to reveal Beyoncé’s intention, hard work, involvement in every aspect of the production; her creative mind and purpose to create her legacy; and her mastery of her craft, from its inception to its opening in Stockholm, Sweden, to its finale in Kansas City, Missouri.

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THE LION KING – Review by Susan Granger

Computer animation has become so advanced, so realistic that the result is “virtual cinematography,” meaning the African animals look as if they were photographed on-location. Credit veteran cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, working with visual supervisors Robert Legato and Adam Velez, who previously collaborated with director Jon Favreau on The Jungle Book.

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HOMECOMING: A FILM BY BEYONCÉ – Review by MaryAnn Johanson

If you don’t already understand why superstar singer-songwriter Beyoncé is damn near worshipped as a goddess, the new documentary Homecoming (streaming globally on Netflix) is here to show you why. Part concert film, part myth-in-the-making, this is a glorious pop spectacle that is both enormously entertaining and hugely important.

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