‘Swan Song’ is tediously classy but doesn’t go anywhere, says critic

Mahershala Ali and Awkwafina appear in “Swan Song,” a film about a loving husband and father who is expecting his second child when he’s diagnosed with a terminal illness. Photo courtesy of Apple.

Critics review “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” when the superhero’s identity is revealed and he must seek help from Doctor Strange; “Swan Song,” about a terminally ill man who undergoes an experiment to make a copy of himself without his family knowing; “The Novice,” about a queer college freshman who does whatever it takes to make the varsity rowing team; “Nightmare Alley,” about a manipulative carnival worker who teams up with a dangerous psychiatrist.