‘Wishful Drinking’ on HBO Now

Wishful Drinking (2010) – “George Lucas ruined my life. And I mean that in the nicest way.” Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show, an autobiographical monologue with video clips and visual aids, is a savagely satirical look back at her life and legacy growing up as the daughter of show-business royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Oliver Stone's "Snowden."

What to stream: Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden,’ plus superheroes and more on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO Now

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand Joseph Gordon-Levitt is disillusioned idealist Edward J. Snowden in Snowden, Oliver Stone’s drama about the controversial NSA whistleblower. Framed by the famous meeting in a Hong Kong hotel room where Snowden (played with modest integrity by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shared top-secret files revealing illegal surveillance programs with journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and […]

Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, and Bill Camp star in the mini-series from Steven Zaillian and Richard Price

‘The Night Of’ – Justice grinds on HBO Now

The first episode of The Night Of (2016), the HBO mini-series created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List) and acclaimed author and screenwriter Richard Price (The Wire), plunges the audience into the skin of a Nasir “Naz” Khan (Riz Ahmed), a nerdy first-generation Pakistani-American college boy and tutor to the football star. A skinny […]

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara host the new Netflix series

What to stream: Netflix debuts ‘White Rabbit,’ ‘Medici,’ ‘Captive,’ and more ‘Fuller House’

Mythbusters hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara reunite for the new Netflix series White Rabbit Project to investigate and recreate strange events and weird inventions from pop culture, science, and history. We turn to The Nerdist for a review (because, of course, this right their alley): “Instead of focusing on legends or stories […]

What to stream: ‘Fauda’ tackles the complexities of Palestine, plus new arrivals on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Now

Four new shows from around the world make their respective American debuts on Netflix this week. Fauda, an action thriller that launched in Israel in 2015, focuses on an elite undercover unit of the Israeli Defense Forces who embed themselves in Palestinian culture. It was a critical and popular hit in Israel, drawing praise from […]

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in "Keanu."

Coming and Going on HBO Now in December 2016

HBO presents three new original documentaries in December: The Trans List, which explores the lives of transgender Americans; Risky Drinking, a case-study look at the risks of alcohol use; and Every Brilliant Thing, about depression in America. New movies debuting on HBO include the Coen Bros.’s Hollywood lampoon Hail, Caesar!, the anti-superhero odyssey thriller Midnight […]

Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning ‘Unforgiven’ on HBO Now

“I don’t deserve this, to die like this. I was building a house.” “Deserve’s got nothing to do with it.” Clint Eastwood’s 1992 western Unforgiven earned the director his first Oscars, for Best Picture and Best Director. In a way, it finally made official what critics and fans had slowly come to realize over the last […]