Landon Liboiron and Jason Momoa in "Frontier."

What to stream: Jason Momoa on the Netflix ‘Frontier,’ ‘Christine’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’ on VOD

Jason Momoa, still best known as Khal Drago in Game of Thrones but soon to be the big screen Aquaman, stars in Frontier as a trapper battling the British Hudson’s Bay Company monopoly on the 18th century fur trade. His character, Declan Harp, is part-Irish, part-Native American, all furious renegade ready to declare war on […]

Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

What to stream: an ‘Unfortunate’ Netflix original and ‘Sneaky Pete’ on Amazon

Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf, master of disguise and scheming uncle of the orphaned Baudelaire children, in the darkly comic Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). If you don’t know them, or haven’t seen the disappointing 2004 movie version with Jim Carrey, […]

Rita Moreno and Justina Machado in the revival of "One Day at a Time." on Netflix

What to stream: A new ‘Day’ on Netflix and dozens of new movies on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Now

Netflix remakes the seventies sitcom One Day at a Time with Justina Machado as a Cuban-American single mother raising her kids in an apartment she shares with her mother (Rita Moreno). Machado’s Penelope is a military veteran now working as a nurse, Moreno’s Lydia a conservative, outspoken woman arrived in the U.S. as a teenage […]

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 […]

Guillermo del Toro and Marc Guggenheim, Dreamworks animation

What to stream: ‘Trollhunters’ on Netflix, ‘Café Society’ and ‘The Expanse’ on Amazon Prime, and more

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the most gleefully inventive fantasist making movies today, adapts his young adult novel to the small screen in Trollhunters, an animated series from Dreamworks Animation created for Netflix. The heroes are human kids but their world is vastly expanded when schoolkid Jim (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin) inherits the Amulet […]

The OA created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling

What to stream: Trust the unknown in ‘The OA’ on Netflix and more new arrivals

The OA, a Netflix original series created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling (who collaborated on the indie films The Sound of My Voice and The East), practically came out of nowhere. Though it was not a secret, Netflix didn’t publicize the film until this week, when it dropped a trailer with the enigmatic tag […]

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 […]

Alexis Bledel and Lauren Graham in the Netflix original series 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life'

What to stream: The ‘Gilmore Girls’ return to Netflix, ‘Kubo’ on VOD, ‘Creed’ on Amazon and Hulu, and more

Nine years after it ended its network run with a disappointing final season (missing its creator and show-runner Amy Sherman-Palladino), Gilmore Girls gets both a revival and a proper send-off in a Netflix production that reunites its cast with its creator. Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life picks up with Lorelai (Lauren Graham), Rory […]

Anna Camp and Grace Gummer star in 'Good Girls Revolt.'

What to stream: ‘Good Girls Revolt’ flips the ‘Mad Men’ culture on Amazon Prime, plus new on Netflix, Hulu, and VOD

The new Amazon original series Good Girls Revolt, a fictionalized take on Lynn Povich’s 2012 book of the same name about the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the female employees at Newsweek magazine, follows three women struggling with discrimination and sexism in the newsroom of the fictional newsmagazine “News of the Week.” This is Amazon’s answer […]

Hugh Laurie is "Chance" in the new Hulu original series

What to stream: Hugh Laurie takes a ‘Chance’ on Hulu, ‘Black Mirror’ back on Netflix, and more…

The doctor is back in: Hugh Laurie is Chance, Dr. Eldon Chance to be specific, a forensic neuropsychiatrist in San Francisco who gets caught up in the underworld, in the new Hulu original series based on the novel by Kem Nunn. He’s a tormented man who can’t treat his patients, only observe and make reports, […]