Finn Jones is 'Iron Fist' in the Netflix Original Series

What to stream: ‘Iron Fist’ disappoints, ‘Julie’s Greenroom’ inspires on Netflix

The buzz—for better and for worse—for the week in streaming debuts is over Iron Fist, the fourth original series in the Netflix Marvel superhero universe and the first to face disappointing reviews. Finn Jones stars as Danny Rand, the an American-born scion of a corporate billionaire who returns home after surviving a plane crash in […]

Richard Roxburgh is Cleaver Greene in Rake.

‘Rake: Series 1’ on Netflix and AcornTV

Rake is a pretty fair description of Richard Roxburgh’s Cleaver Greene, an Australian criminal barrister who tends toward unconventional methods in the courtroom and self-destructive behavior outside the courts. He’s once divorced, with a string of failed relationships (one with a former hooker now dating the tax attorney prosecuting him) and affairs, and it’s left […]

What to stream: ‘Jackie’ and ‘Moana’ on VOD and more

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand Natalie Portman earned an Oscar nomination in Jackie as the widow of JFK in the days after his assassination. Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain brings his passion for political and social history to his American film debut and his perspective is illuminating. Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt co-star (R). […]

Timothy Olyphant in Drew Barrymore in the Netflix original series 'The Santa Clarita Diet'

What to stream: ‘Santa Clarita Diet’ is people! and more on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, and VOD

Suburban sitcom meets zombie comedy in the new Netflix original series Santa Clarita Diet, created by Victor Fresco (Better Off Ted). Drew Barrymore stars as a suburban wife and mother who wakes from a fatal fit with a sudden craving for human flesh and Timothy Olyphant as her resigned husband who is roused from apathy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara host the new Netflix series

What to stream: Netflix debuts ‘White Rabbit,’ ‘Medici,’ ‘Captive,’ and more ‘Fuller House’

Mythbusters hosts Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara reunite for the new Netflix series White Rabbit Project to investigate and recreate strange events and weird inventions from pop culture, science, and history. We turn to The Nerdist for a review (because, of course, this right their alley): “Instead of focusing on legends or stories […]

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 […]