>VENUS AND SERENA
The notoriously guarded tennis stars open up more than you’d expect—about the game, religion and their controversial dad—in this documentary. But trying to cover two of the most important careers in the sport in 99 minutes is pure folly.
Even if you’ve never seen the Oscar-winning documentary (1950), this feature about Thor Heyerdahl’s (Pål Sverre Hagen) stunning journey across the Pacific on a raft is worth it for the cinematography alone.
WHAT MAISIE KNEW
The better literary adaptation of the week retells Henry James’s novel through the eyes of Maisie (Onata Aprile), tossed between selfish parents (Steve Coogan and Julianne Moore).