Margo Martindale and Giovanni Ribisi in Sneak Pete on Amazon

‘Sneaky Pete’ and ‘Casanova’ – Amazon pilots streaming free

Amazon Pilot Season again, though this one is limited to just two hopefuls: Sneaky Pete, created by David Shore (House, M.D.), and Casanova, the first small-screen series from filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie). Sneaky Pete stars Giovanni Ribisi as a con man and an ex-convict who ducks a debt by appropriating the identity of his old […]

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are Muldar and Scully in The X-Files

The complete ‘X-Files’ countdown on Fox.com, also on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

The truth is out there and Fox is streaming it. They just announced that they will be presenting every episode of the original The X-Files in order, one per day, until the TV reboot debuts on January 24, 2016. That’s 201 episodes in 201 days, starting with the pilot on Tuesday, July 7, streaming for […]

Hollywood Classic: ‘History is Made at Night’ streaming free on Shout! Factory TV

Andrew Sarris, the grand old man of American movie criticism, wrote: “History is Made at Night is not only the most romantic title in the history of cinema but also a profound expression of [Frank] Borzage’s commitment to love over probability.” Though not as well known to even film buffs as Alfred Hitchcock or Michael […]

‘Quadrophenia’ on Fandor and Shout! Factory TV

“I don’t wanna be like everybody else. That’s why I’m a mod, see?” Quadrophenia, the 1979 film of Pete Townsend’s landmark rock opera (originally performed by The Who) about teen rebellion and alienation in 1965 London hit the screen under the direction of Franc Roddam with Phil Daniels as the restless, Vespa-riding Jimmy, a Mod […]

Watch This! See the season two premiere of Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful’ for free!

Penny Dreadful is currently the most persuasive argument for me to get Showtime. The Gothic horror mystery set in Victorian London takes the premise that the characters and supernatural beings of 19th century horror literature—Victor Frankenstein (and his creature), Dracula, Dorian Gray— all exist in the real world. I saw the entire first series on […]