Paul Giamatti is John Adams in the HBO miniseries

‘John Adams’ and the birth of American democracy on Amazon Prime Video 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 […]

Mike Colter stars in the second season of Marvel superhero series for Netflix

What to stream: ‘Luke Cage’ returns, ‘In Bruges’ and Barbra Streisand on Netflix, The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ and more

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … The streetwise version of Marvel’s superhero universe continues on Netflix with the second season of their hit series Luke Cage, starring Mike Colter as the bulletproof Harlem hero. The show steps […]

Donnie Wahlberg, Neil McDonough, and the men of Easy Company in the miniseries from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks

‘Band of Brothers’ on Amazon Prime Video and HBO

After Saving Private Ryan in a single mission, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks teamed up to produce a chronicle of the European theater of World War II from a soldier’s-eye view on a vast canvas. The resulting made-for-HBO ten-hour miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), based on the non-fiction book by historian Stephen Ambrose, takes us […]

Lily Sullivan and Madeleine Madden in the 2018 Australian miniseries

What to stream: back to ‘Hanging Rock,’ ‘Beatriz at Dinner,’ Steve Martin and Martin Short

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … The miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), based on the novel about four young women who vanish without a trace during an outing in the Australian outback in 1900, takes a […]

William Zabka and Ralph Macchio in the streaming sequel to 'The Karate Kid'

What to stream: fictional crime ‘Safe’ and true crime ‘Evil Genius’ on Netflix and ‘Karate Kid’ sequel ‘Cobra Kai’ on YouTube Red

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues is a sequel that promotes Johnny (William Zabka), the bullying villain of the original film, on a redemptive journey more than 30 years later […]

Jeffrey Wright in the HBO original series from Jonathan Nolan

What to stream: ‘The Rachel Divide,’ ‘Bobby Kennedy,’ and ‘Barbie,’ Spike Lee’s ‘Pass Over,’ more ‘Handmaid’ and ‘Westworld’

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Two acclaimed shows that tackle contemporary issues through the prism of science fiction are back for their respective second seasons. Hulu presents The Handmaid’s Tale, the Emmy-winning dystopian portrait of America […]

Molly Parker, Max Jenkins, Mina Sundwall, Parker Posey, and Toby Stephens in the remake of the 1960s science fiction series

What to stream: Netflix is ‘Lost in Space’ and gets religion in ‘Come Sunday,’ ‘Bosch’ is back on Amazon Prime Video

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Netflix remakes the campy 1960s space fantasy in more serious vein in Lost in Space, a science fiction adventure about a family of space colonists whose ship goes off course en […]

The Italian TV crime drama

‘Romanzo Criminale: The Complete Series’ on Amazon Prime Video

Romanzo Criminale: The Complete Series (Italy, 2008-2010) – In the late 1970s, ambitious young thug Lebano (short for The Lebanese) hatches a plan to leave the petty robberies behind and, in partnership with another gang, take over the drug trade in Rome, a city that is divided up by a number of small, unorganized gangs. […]

Krysten Ritter in the Netflix Original series based on the Marvel Comics character

What to stream: ‘Jessica Jones’ is back on Netflix with BBC’s ‘Collateral,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarkok’ on VOD

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Krysten Ritter as back as Marvel’s most dysfunctional superhero-turned-private investigator in the second season of the Netflix original series Jessica Jones and this time she’s taking on her own case: who […]