Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory in Pixar's animated adventure 'Finding Dory'

Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ on Netflix

Finding Dory (2016), Pixar’s sequel to its gorgeous animated aquatic masterpiece, can’t shake off its sequel-ness—it plays like a variation on the theme rather than an original take on the familiar tale—but it’s a Pixar picture with all the care and love and storytelling magic that the studio brings to every project. Which makes this […]

Albert Brooks films now on Netflix

What to watch: Albert Brooks on Netflix, ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ on VOD, and scores of new titles on Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu

All seven features written and directed by Albert Brooks are now streaming on Netflix. We don’t know how long this contract lasts so you may want to start watching now. In chronological order, they are Real Life (1979, PG) with Charles Grodin, Modern Romance (1981, R) with Kathryn Harold, Lost in America (1985, R) with […]

‘A Most Violent Year’ on Amazon Prime

A Most Violent Year should have been an Oscar contender. Written and directed by J.C. Chandor (“Margin Call”) and set in the crime-ridden culture of early 1980s New York City (which was the most violent year on record in the city’s history), smart, shadowy tribute to the crime dramas of the seventies and early eighties, […]