Last Chance: Paul Schrader’s ‘Affliction’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Paul Schrader made his mark on American cinema revealing the scarred psyches of American men trying to reconcile the contradictions of masculine fantasy and social reality, from his screenplays for Taxi Driver and Raging Bull to his own movies, beginning with Blue Collar. Affliction (1998), adapted from the novel by Russell Banks, is his most […]

Alison Brie stars in the Netflix original series

What to stream: ‘GLOW’ with Alison Brie and Disney’s ‘Moana’ on Netflix

The Netflix original comedy GLOW: Season 1 stars Alison Brie as a frustrated actress in 1980s Los Angeles who answers a casting call for “unconventional women” and finds herself cast in a women’s wrestling cable series. The series was real: “GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling” played on cable for years. This series, created by Nurse […]

Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson star in the Jane Austen adaptation from director Ang Lee

Coming and Going on Hulu in July 2017

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris are civilians dropped into the center of international intrigue in the John le Carré adaptation Our Kind of Traitor, which makes its streaming debut on Hulu in July. Also debuting on Hulu are Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, his remake of the cult vampire film Ganja and Hess, […]

Nick Kroll and John Mulaney in "Oh, Hello On Broadway."

What to stream: ‘Oh, Hello,’ ‘LEGO Batman,’ and seasons of streaming TV on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

Oh, Hello On Broadway brings the hit show by Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, who originally developed the characters of show business fringe veterans Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney) over a decade ago and brought the skit characters to the stage in an off-Broadway comedy that finally hit Broadway last year, to […]

Mads Mikkelsen in Thomas Vinterberg's 'The Hunt,' a searing drama of hysteria in a small community.

‘The Hunt’ with Mads Mikkelsen on Hulu

Thomas Vinterberg’s Danish drama The Hunt (2012) is his best film since The Celebration and, no surprise, it mines similar themes and volatile emotions that are churned up the surface. Mads Mikkelsen stars as a dedicated teaching assistant at a pre-school who, through a misunderstanding, is put under investigation for child abuse, a smoldering suspicion […]

What to stream: ‘Orange’ goes on lockdown and more streaming options

Season four of Orange Is the New Black, the best to date of Netflix’s most popular original show, ended on a cliffhanger: a protest against the dehumanizing conditions of the for-profit prison that turned into a riot. Season five opens with women of the minimum security prison taking hostages and stays in lockdown, at least […]