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Ian McKellen stars as 'Mr. Holmes' in the film directed by Bill Condon.

‘Mr. Holmes’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Behind a beak of a nose and a face dotted with liver spots, Ian McKellen doesn’t just look old in Mr. Holmes. His 93-year-old Sherlock Holmes quavers with tremors, his face droops like melted wax, and at times the glint in his eyes glazes over like he’s momentarily checked out, dull and absent. As he

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Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in 'Gilmore Girls'

The complete ‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix

Gilmore Girls, the bright, witty dramedy starring Lauren Graham as sweet, strong, somewhat kittenish single mother Lorelei and Alexis Bledel as her witty, headstrong daughter Rory, debuted on October 5, 2000. Netflix is reviving the show in a series of four feature-length productions titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The first of them

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Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby'

The original ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Roman Polanski’s American directing debut, is one of the most celebrated American horror films of all time, but horror isn’t really the right description for this film. Yes, it is about a cabal of devil worshippers in modern day (circa late 1960s) and an innocent served up to bear Satan’s child, but Polanski

Foreign Affairs

Matteo Garrone's 'Gomorrah ' from Italy

‘Gomorrah’ – The real Italian mob on Netflix

The signature image of Gomorrah (Italy, 2008), Matteo Garrone’s adaptation of Robert Saviano’s book about the dominance of organized crime in Naples and Caserta, is a pair of teenage boys running around a deserted beach in their underwear while shooting off automatic weapons. That’s as much glamour as you can expect from this portrait of

Comedy

Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy just want to put on a picture show in the affectionate Hollywood lampoon written by Martin and directed by Frank Oz.

Last Chance: Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in ‘Bowfinger’ on Netflix

Bowfinger (1999), Steve Martin’s tribute to shoestring filmmaking and big-screen dreams, is a loving lampoon that gamely straddles the chasm between cynical con-artistry and benign innocence. Martin wrote the film and stars as commercial director and would-be filmmaker Bobbie Bowfinger, a Hollywood dreamer with more chutzpah than talent. When he stumbles upon the perfect, a

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'Back to the Future' and its sequels with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd

‘Back to the Future’ on Netflix

“The future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” Michael J. Fox goes backwards, forwards, and sideways through time as Marty McFly in a souped-up DeLorean for the first time in Back to the Future (1985), where he jaunts back to 1955, meets his parents (Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson), and

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Jason Robards is Al Capone in Roger Corman's 'St. Valentine's Day Massacre

‘The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’ on Amazon Prime

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967) gave Roger Corman, the director-producer who earned the nickname “King of the Bs,” the biggest budget of his career to date. After more than 40 films, most of them for the budget-challenged AIP, he was hired by 20th Century Fox and given the resources of their studio, casting department,

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Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in the Netflix original series 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'

Watch This! First look at ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

The first of four original movies in the Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life debuts on Netflix in November. That’s a long way off for fans so Netflix is offering a first glimpse with this teaser featuring a few seconds of Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelai and Rory, slipping right back

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Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby'

The original ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Roman Polanski’s American directing debut, is one of the most celebrated American horror films of all time, but horror isn’t really the right description for this film. Yes, it is about a cabal of devil worshippers in modern day (circa late 1960s) and an innocent served up to bear Satan’s child, but Polanski

Science Fiction

Chris Pine, Margot Robie, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 'Z for Zachariah.'

‘Z for Zachariah’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Z for Zachariah (2015), based on the cult novel by Robert C. O’Brien, belongs to smaller, more thoughtful, more intimate end of the science fiction movie spectrum. Limited to three characters and played out with nary a spectacular special effect, it’s in the tradition of low-budget post-nuclear films like Five and The World, the Flesh

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Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic mosaic of a thriller 'Don't Look Now.'

‘Don’t Look Now’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Don’t Look Now (1973), Nicolas Roeg’s mosaic of a thriller, remains a mystery to the end. Set largely in Venice, where the labyrinth of canals and tunnels creates a claustrophobic maze, it’s less about the elliptical story (adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s short tale) than the texture of loss, obsession, and emotional remove. Donald Sutherland

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Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel as Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in 'Gilmore Girls'

The complete ‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix

Gilmore Girls, the bright, witty dramedy starring Lauren Graham as sweet, strong, somewhat kittenish single mother Lorelei and Alexis Bledel as her witty, headstrong daughter Rory, debuted on October 5, 2000. Netflix is reviving the show in a series of four feature-length productions titled Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. The first of them

Mowgli and friends in Disney's live-action 'The Jungle Book.'

Coming to Video-on-Demand in August 2016

Disney’s hit live action remake of The Jungle Book with Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Lupita Nyong’o, and Scarlett Johansson as the voices of the jungle animals, the seventies private eye flashback The Nice Guys with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, and the animated The Angry Birds Movie are among the movies arriving from theaters to

Hannah James and Josh Radnor in the PBS series 'Mercy Street'

‘Mercy Street’ on Amazon Prime

Set in the Union-occupied city of Alexandria in the Confederate state of Virginia in the midst of the American Civil War, Mercy Street (2016) explores the conflicts between North and South through the uneasy interactions between the occupying Union forces and Northern doctors at a Union army hospital. Set up in what had been the

Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy just want to put on a picture show in the affectionate Hollywood lampoon written by Martin and directed by Frank Oz.

Last Chance: Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy in ‘Bowfinger’ on Netflix

Bowfinger (1999), Steve Martin’s tribute to shoestring filmmaking and big-screen dreams, is a loving lampoon that gamely straddles the chasm between cynical con-artistry and benign innocence. Martin wrote the film and stars as commercial director and would-be filmmaker Bobbie Bowfinger, a Hollywood dreamer with more chutzpah than talent. When he stumbles upon the perfect, a

The animated film 'The Little Prince' debuts on Netflix in the U.S.

Coming and Going on Netflix in August 2016

Netflix continues to roll out original and exclusive programming in August, including the new series The Get Down, a drama set in the culture of the South Bronx in 1977 that gave birth to hip hop, the American premiere of the animated feature The Little Prince from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda), and

Billy Bob Thornton and Sandra Bullock in David Gordon Green's 'Our Brand is Crisis'

‘Our Brand Is Crisis’ on HBO Now

Our Brand Is Crisis (2015), inspired by the 2005 documentary of the same name, is a political satire with an engaging cast but a dull bite. Set in the 2002, it stars Sandra Bullock as an American political consultant lured out of retirement to work on a campaign to re-elect a former Bolivian President (Joaquim

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