Certainly one of the highlights of this nightmare of a year, the movie version of the Tony-winning Broadway sensation Hamilton is everything anyone could have hoped for, cinematic, exuberant, and dazzling. Though it deserved a big screen release, people who are stuck inside due to the COVID-19 outbreak will thoroughly enjoy it on Disney+. Directed by Thomas Kail, Hamilton is not an "opened-up" movie version of the play, but rather a record of the play, filmed in 2016. It incorporates elements from two performances in front of an audience, plus various, close-ups and tracking/crane shots that were filmed separately. It reminded me of such expert concert films as Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense and Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz. What could have been static and dull magically springs to whirlwind life...