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Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman are 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' in the HBO original movie directed by Philip Kaufman.

‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ on Amazon Prime

“I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else’s life,” states an aged but still sharp and tough Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012). Neither does this colorful biopic, an HBO original movie about their passionate and tumultuous relationship (both romantic and professional), directed by Philip Kaufman, a filmmaker fascinated

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Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) reacts to Colossus’ (voiced by Stefan Kapicic) threats in the big screen version of the irreverent and violent comic book.

‘Deadpool’ on Cable and Digital On Demand

Irreverent, outrageous, and strewn with self-aware commentary and dark humor, Deadpool (2016) is as different a comic book superhero movie from the self-serious Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as you’ll find. It is raunchy and gory and features a hero with no compunctions about killing the henchmen sent after him.

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Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker on Netflix

‘The Hurt Locker’ on Netflix

“Tell me something. What’s the best way to disarm one of these things?” “The way you don’t die, sir.” Set in the Iraq war after the proclamation of “Mission Accomplished” and the transformation of a battlefield army into an occupation force, The Hurt Locker follows the finals days in the rotation of a bomb disposal

Foreign Affairs

Yakusho Koji stars in Miike Takashi's '13 Assassins'

’13 Assassins’ – A Samurai dirty baker’s dozen on Hulu

Miike Takashi’s 13 Assassins (Japan, 2011), a kind of outlaw The Seven Samurai by way of The Dirty Dozen set at the sunset of the Shogunate and the samurai era, is something different from Japan’s maverick auteur Miike: a startlingly traditional samurai action piece that shows that he can indeed color between the lines. Which

Comedy

Ellen Page and Michael Cera star in the 2007 cult comedy 'Juno'

‘Juno’ on HBO Now

Juno (2007), the feel good film of the pregnant teenager comedy genre, was the success story of 2007, a low-budget comedy with an offbeat sensibility that was embraced by a youth audience and propelled into a mainstream hit. Ellen Page is impetuous and funny as the smart-mouthed high-school goofball who finds herself pregnant, the result

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Harold Lloyd in 'Safety Last,' his most famous thrill comedy.

Criterion Streams: Harold Lloyd’s ‘Safety Last’ on Hulu

Safety Last (1923) is the most famous of Harold Lloyd’s silent comedies and first of his “thrill pictures,” films that he built around slapstick ingenuity in the midst of daredevil stunts. This one has a doozy: Lloyd scales an office building in downtown Los Angeles, fumbling and fighting with obstacles the entire way. The image

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David Lynch's 'Eraserhead'

Watch this! David Lynch talks about ‘Eraserhead’… in 1979!

In 1979, students from UCLA film and television class interviewed David Lynch about his debut feature, Eraserhead (1977). Affable and soft-spoken, Lynch happily talks about the production but refuses to analyze or explain. “It’s up to whoever’s writing and whoever’s viewing to make up their own mind about what’s going on, so it wouldn’t do any good for

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Ellen Page and Michael Cera star in the 2007 cult comedy 'Juno'

‘Juno’ on HBO Now

Juno (2007), the feel good film of the pregnant teenager comedy genre, was the success story of 2007, a low-budget comedy with an offbeat sensibility that was embraced by a youth audience and propelled into a mainstream hit. Ellen Page is impetuous and funny as the smart-mouthed high-school goofball who finds herself pregnant, the result

Science Fiction

Zoë Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Ethan Hawke in 'Good Kill,' directed by Andrew Niccol

‘Good Kill’ on Showtime Anytime

Good Kill (2015) tackles writer / director Andrew Niccol’s favorite theme: the intersection of technology and humanity. His problem is that his art is rarely as interesting as his ideas. The Truman Show works because Peter Weir is very good with the human equation, and Gattaca, to date, is Niccol’s most successful film, in part

horror

Anya Taylor-Joy in Robert Eggers' 'The Witch.'

‘The Witch’ on Cable and Video On Demand

The Witch (2015) is a primal horror film rooted in fear and superstition, and there is no shortage of either in early 17th century New England, where a devout Puritan father has taken his family to start a new life. Adding to the general hardship of British village folk carving a new colony out of

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Zoë Kravitz, Bruce Greenwood, and Ethan Hawke in 'Good Kill,' directed by Andrew Niccol

‘Good Kill’ on Showtime Anytime

Good Kill (2015) tackles writer / director Andrew Niccol’s favorite theme: the intersection of technology and humanity. His problem is that his art is rarely as interesting as his ideas. The Truman Show works because Peter Weir is very good with the human equation, and Gattaca, to date, is Niccol’s most successful film, in part

Ellen Page and Michael Cera star in the 2007 cult comedy 'Juno'

‘Juno’ on HBO Now

Juno (2007), the feel good film of the pregnant teenager comedy genre, was the success story of 2007, a low-budget comedy with an offbeat sensibility that was embraced by a youth audience and propelled into a mainstream hit. Ellen Page is impetuous and funny as the smart-mouthed high-school goofball who finds herself pregnant, the result

Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman are 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' in the HBO original movie directed by Philip Kaufman.

‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ on Amazon Prime

“I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else’s life,” states an aged but still sharp and tough Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) in Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012). Neither does this colorful biopic, an HBO original movie about their passionate and tumultuous relationship (both romantic and professional), directed by Philip Kaufman, a filmmaker fascinated

Reese Witherspoon in Alexander Payne's satire 'Election' with Matthew Broderick

‘Election’ – Vote Tracy Flick on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Election (1999), Alexander Payne’s wicked satire of power and (social) politics set in the overheated incubator of a high school student body election, is as sharp and perceptive now as it was in 1999. Matthew Broderick is the passionately dedicated and somewhat condescending civics teacher Jim McAllister, whose extra-curricular involvement helps compensate for a passionless

David Lynch's 'Eraserhead'

Watch this! David Lynch talks about ‘Eraserhead’… in 1979!

In 1979, students from UCLA film and television class interviewed David Lynch about his debut feature, Eraserhead (1977). Affable and soft-spoken, Lynch happily talks about the production but refuses to analyze or explain. “It’s up to whoever’s writing and whoever’s viewing to make up their own mind about what’s going on, so it wouldn’t do any good for

Taylor Schilling in the Netflix original series 'Orange is the New Black: Season 4'

Coming and Going on Netflix in June 2016

June brings the fourth season of the Orange is the New Black: Season 4, which has become signature series for Netflix, the latest Netflix original movie The Fundamentals of Caring starring Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts, and Spotlight, the Oscar-winning drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church’s cover-up of child abuse by

Davis Guggenheim's documenary 'He Named Me Malala' profiles teenage activist Malala Yousafzai

Arriving on Hulu in June 2016

Hulu announced highlights of its June schedule. This month features Love & Mercy starring Paul Dano and John Cusack playing The Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson at different stages of his life, the documentary He Named Me Malala (2015), Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011), and the heist comedy Stand Up Guys (2013) with Al

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