Watch This! Oscar-nominated ‘Joe’s Violin’ streaming free

Joe’s Violin chronicles the relationship that develops between Joe Feingold, a 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, and Brianna Perez, a 12-year-old Bronx school girl, when Joe donates his violin to a music program. The film, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, explores how this act of generosity changed the lives of both of these individuals. […]

Watch This! Oscar nominated ‘4.1 Miles’ streaming free

4.1 Miles follow a day in the life of a coast guard captain from the Greek island of Lesbos who spends his days rescuing refugees fleeing their war torn countries across in often dangerous vessels across the Mediterranean. Greek-born, San Francisco-based filmmaker and journalist Daphne Matziaraki earned an Academy Award nomination for her debut short, which […]

Roger Allum and (Shaun Evans on "Endeavour: Season 3"

‘Endeavour: Season 3’ – Young Morse on Amazon Prime

The prequel series to Inspector Morse, about the early years of DC Endeavour Morse (Shaun Evans) in Oxford, is a darker show than either the long-running Morse, one of the most popular British detective shows ever made, or the contemporary sequel Inspector Lewis. Endeavour: Season 3 (2016) begins with Morse out of prison (after being […]

Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, and Jackie Gleason, directed by Robert Rossen

Quick Pick: Paul Newman is ‘The Hustler’ on Netflix

The Hustler (1961) – Paul Newman is cocky poolroom hustler “Fast” Eddie Felson, a swaggering pool shark punk who works his trade in dingy bars and seedy poolrooms, in Robert Rossen’s atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel. Crashing into a pit of self-pity after losing big to king of the poolroom Minnesota Fats (a […]

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen

Quick pick: ‘Annie Hall’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

After a series of successful comedies that combined spoof, farce, and satire, Woody Allen took everyone by surprise with Annie Hall (1977), his first personal film and his most sophisticated to date. It drew from the same sources of humor as his earlier comedies, with interludes of memories seen through the lens of a comedian’s […]

Citizenfour, a documentary by Laura Poitras with Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald

‘Citizenfour’ – Edward Snowden on Amazon Prime

Citizenfour (2014), winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is the story of Edward Snowden and his release of classified NSA documents that revealed the systematic surveillance of phone calls, E-mails, and internet activities of American citizens by the government. It was the biggest act of government whistleblowing since Daniel Ellsberg and […]