Christian Bale and Russell Crowe star in James Mangold's fine remake of the classic western

‘3:10 to Yuma’ – a superb western remake on Amazon Prime

3:10 to Yuma (2007) – Delmer Dave’s original 1957 3:10 to Yuma, based on the short story by Elmore Leonard, is a superior western: understated, smart, visually modest and dramatically surprising. James Mangold’s remake is a fine film its own right. It is respectful of the story and the situation and then it goes its […]

Oscar-winning drama ‘Manchester by the Sea’ on Amazon Prime

Some emotional wounds can’t be healed. Manchester by the Sea (2016), the third film from playwright and screenwriter turned filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan, takes on that proposition in family drama, or rather a drama about what we do for family even when there are things we can’t do for ourselves. Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) lives on […]

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, […]