Mark Hartley celebrates "The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films " in "Electric Boogaloo."

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ on Netflix

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) – Australian filmmaker Mark Hartley has become the cinematic historian of the disreputable genre films of the seventies and eighties with such loving productions as Not Quite Hollywood (spotlighting the disreputable side of the early Australian film industry) and Machete Maidens Unleashed (on Filipino grindhouse […]

'The Man in the High Castle,' based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, on Amazon Prime

What to watch: ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix vs. ‘High Castle’ on Amazon Prime

Two of the most anticipated original shows from the two biggest streaming services debut on the same day. This is streaming so it’s not a matter of choosing one over the other and Netflix clearly has the advantage in terms of subscriber base, but I wonder if there’s a way to see which of these […]

Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Miley Cyrus in the Netflix original holiday special 'A Very Murray Christmas'

Watch This: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ on Netflix in December

Bill Murray will be your host for A Very Murray Christmas, the very first Netflix original Christmas special. Murray concocted this project with his longtime collaborator Mitch Glazer and his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola and he’s got quite a guest list: George Clooney, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Maya Rudolph. A […]

Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Oscar Isaac in Ex Machina

‘Ex Machina’ on Netflix

Ex Machina (2014) plays the man-vs.-machine story as a chamber drama. Domhnall Gleeson is the socially naïve computer programmer Caleb who wins a company contest to spend a weekend in the private retreat of visionary company CEO Nathan (Oscar Isaac), a software genius who can’t wait to show Caleb his new project: a sophisticated artificial intelligence […]