Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: The countdown continues to “Dune 2,” because, let’s face it, most other new movies don’t merit getting off your couch and putting up with bad behavior at the cinema…TV/Cinema: I continue to watch the “Feud” series, about Truman Capote and his swans, even though it is, despite Naomi Watts’ radiant performance, lugubrious…Books: I would be remiss if I didn’t mention “Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring,” Brad Gooch’s new biography about the 1980s artist…Music: I like “Texas Hold ‘Em,” from Beyonce’s upcoming country album, just fine. As to why she’s gone all Nashville, it’s the size of the audience, of course, but also that she grew up with country music…Sports: The Knicks won a game this week. Hooray!

“Oppenheimer” Dominates BAFTAs

“Oppenheimer” won seven BAFTA awards last night in London and is the favorite to win the Best Picture Oscar. The other major categories also seem locked in: Robert Downey, Jr. (supporting actor), Davine Joy Randolph (supporting actress), and Emma Stone (best actress). Cillian Murphy, pictured above, won Best Actor, but Paul Giamatti, for “The Holdovers,” could still win the SAG award and the Oscar.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Absolutely nothing new worth leaving your couch for — but the new “Dune” is coming soon…TV/Streaming: I watched “Alexander: The Making of a Good” on Netflix. Better than I expected even though the factual inaccuracies abound…Music: Usher’s new album, “Coming Home,” is a skillful blending of all kinds of musical styles, from R & B to Broadway…Books: I’m re-reading “The Zone of Interest,” the Martin Amis novel on which the current movie is based. I’m finding the fiction a million times more engaging than the film…Sports: I keep watching the Knicks, even though their recent winning streak never made me think they will go far in the post-season.

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: “The Taste of Things,” a movie about French culinary matters, and starring Juliette Binoche, is getting excellent notices…TV/Streaming: Just in time for Valentine’s comes a weepy romantic series, “One Day,” based on the best-selling book. On Netflix…Music: I keep listening to the two-disc Dolly Parton rock n roll album, “Rockstar.” Love it!…Books: Anne Michaels’ novel “Held,” a multi-generational family story, looks tantalizing…Sports: I’m not really a fan of either the Chiefs or the 49ers, but I have to go with Team Taylor/Travis.

Tracy Chapman: No Comment Necessary

Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: Every time I saw trailers for “Argylle” I thought: I don’t think so. The critics now agree. Expect it to bomb this weekend…TV/Streaming: “Feud: Capote vs. The Swans” looked delicious. But after two episodes we have to conclude it is a major disappointment. I never thought a series about Truman Capote could be lacking in fun. But this one is…Books: “Errand into the Maze,” Deborah Jowitt’s book about Martha Graham, is quite absorbing…Music: If the Oscars are my favorite awards show to predict, the Grammys, held this weekend, are my favorite awards show to watch — because of all the performances…Sports: No playoff American football this weekend, so I’ll be watching the NHL all-stars game. And the Knicks, of course, who are — yes, it’s true! — for real.

Chita: The Toast Of Chichicastengo

I couldn’t let another day go by without paying tribute to Broadway star Chita Rivera, who just died at 91. But I couldn’t do better than this appreciation by my friend Hal Rubenstein.