Paul Giamatti is John Adams in the HBO miniseries

‘John Adams’ and the birth of American democracy on Amazon Prime and HBO Now

One of the small moments of powerful insight offered in John Adams (2008), the superb HBO miniseries adapted from the biography by David McCullough and dramatized with a vivid sense of immediacy and historical texture, is the reminder that it wasn’t the election of George Washington that defined our democracy. It was the non-violent succession […]

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 […]

Eddie Redmayne stars as Lili Elbe, in Tom Hooper’s THE DANISH GIRL, released by Focus Features.

Coming and Going on HBO Now in August 2016

The Danish Girl, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress (Alicia Vikander), and the Oscar nominated films Brooklyn with Saoirse Ronan and Youth with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel make their respective HBO debuts this month. Also arriving in August are the original documentaries Hitchcock/Truffaut, about the 1962 epic conversation between the Master of […]

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross star in the cult HBO sketch comedy 'Mr. Show'

‘Mr. Show with Bob and David’ on Amazon Prime and HBO Now

“Hey everybody, it’s Bob and David!” In fact, it’s all 30 episodes of Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-1997), the HBO sketch comedy created by and starring Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. This inspired, inventive show combines the freewheeling creativity of Monty Python’s Flying Circus with cabaret theater, and each episode swirls around an ingenious […]