Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman in Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom,' starring Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, and more

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ – Wes Anderson’s endless summer on Netflix

Wes Anderson has made a career exploring the childhood neuroses that keep adult characters in an arrested state of adolescence and stasis. It’s been a lively career with creatively energetic high points like Rushmore and The Royal Tennenbaums but an approach with diminishing returns. Until Fantastic Mr. Fox, a film that refracted his portraits of dysfunctional families […]

Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, and Bill Murray star, Harold Ramis directs

Quick Pick: ‘Caddyshack’ – Slobs vs. snobs on Netflix

Caddyshack (1980), the definitive slobs versus snobs comedy, is ostensibly the story of a working-class golf caddy (Michael O’Keefe) at an exclusive country club trying to land a scholarship and plan his future, but his coming-of-age story becomes just another thread in the comic chaos. Chevy Chase, fresh off Saturday Night Live, takes top billing […]

Mowgli and friends in Disney's live-action 'The Jungle Book.'

‘The Jungle Book’ on Netflix

The Jungle Book (2016), Jon Favreau’s live action (or at least photo-realistic) version of the Rudyard Kipling stories, offers far more than the bare necessities as it combines Kipling’s stories and Walt Disney’s 1967 animated musical adaptation for a marvelous new version of the classic story of a boy quite literally raised by wolves. The […]

JZA, RZA, and Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch’s 'Coffee and Cigarettes'

‘Coffee and Cigarettes’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Jim Jarmusch’s whimsical, 17-years-in-the-making anthology is “a series of short films disguised as a feature (or maybe vice-versa),” according to the director. It’s an anthology of curiosities, some more curious than others, wound around a diverse cast paired off for random ramblings over caffeine and nicotine. It opens with the original […]

Laura Linney and Bill Murray in 'Hyde Park on Hudson,' directed by Roger Michell

Bill Murray is FDR in ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ on Netflix

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012) stars Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Laura Linney as his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, who is invited to the Roosevelt vacation manor to be a companion and confidante while the president hosts the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman)—the first ever American visit […]

Intimate footage and rare performances are featured in 'Amy,' a documentary about Amy Winehouse

What to watch: ‘Amy’ On Demand, ‘Murray Christmas’ from Netflix

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand Amy profiles Amy Winehouse, the British singer / songwriter whose was cut short by addiction and whose slide into self-destruction was chronicled in agonizing detail by the media that hounded her. Director Asif Kapadia, who had access to rare concert footage and intimate video of Winehouse, offers an intimate and enlightening portrait […]

Paul Shaffer, George Clooney, Bill Murray, Miley Cyrus in the Netflix original holiday special 'A Very Murray Christmas'

Watch This: ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ on Netflix in December

Bill Murray will be your host for A Very Murray Christmas, the very first Netflix original Christmas special. Murray concocted this project with his longtime collaborator Mitch Glazer and his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola and he’s got quite a guest list: George Clooney, Chris Rock, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones, Michael Cera, Jason Schwartzman, and Maya Rudolph. A […]