Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust in 'Love,' a Netflix Original Series co-created by Judd Apatow

What to watch: ‘Love’ on Netflix, ‘The New Yorker Presents’ on Amazon

Debuting on Netflix today: Love, a new sitcom co-created by Judd Apatow, stars Gillian Jacobs as the self-destructive Mickey and Paul Rust (also a co-creator) as nerdy nice guy Gus, a pair of singles just out of dysfunctional relationships who become a two-person support group… and maybe something more. “Sweet and awkward, hopeful and cringe-inducing, […]

Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington in 'Training Day,' directed by Antoine Fuqua

What to watch: ‘Training Day’ and more on Netflix, Amazon, and VOD

Training Day (2001) earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as a corrupt narcotics cop. In part it’s because he’s playing against type: Denzel earned his reputation as Hollywood’s bedrock of decency and morality: his screen heroes fight fear, prejudice, and self-doubt for their goodness. Detective Alonzo Harris proved that the […]

Jon Hamm in 'Black Mirror: White Christmas'

What to watch: ‘Black Mirror: White Christmas’ is a cynical holiday special on Netflix

Don’t expect any holiday cheer from Black Mirror: White Christmas, a Christmas story from the dark British series about technology bringing out the worst human impulses. But if you are looking for a shot of cynicism to counter the seasonal spirit, this clever anthology of three stories with a science fiction twist should fit the […]

'Making a Murderer' on Netflix

What to watch: ‘Making a Murderer’ on Netflix, plus new on Amazon, Hulu, VOD, and more

Making a Murderer, a true-crime documentary series filmed over the course of ten years, wades into the ordeal of a Steven Avery. Exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit, he was accused of yet another heinous crime on dubious evidence while pursuing a civil suit against the police […]