Alexander Skarsgard in the Netflix exclusive science fiction film from Duncan Jones

What to stream: ‘Mute’ and ‘Seven Seconds’ on Netflix, Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’ on Hulu, ‘Breathe’ on Amazon Prime

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Director Duncan Jones (of Moon and Warcraft) describes Mute (2018, not rated), which stars Alexander Skarsgård as a mute bartender searching for a missing woman in the underworld of a Blade […]

David Lynch’s ‘Mulholland Dr.’ on VOD and disc

Mulholland Dr. (2001) – David Lynch pulled a near magic trick in what can only be an exercise in creative rewriting and re-conception. Taking an open ended TV pilot rejected by the networks, he added 45 minutes and created closure in a weird, mystical logic that, in its unique Lynchian way, makes a twisted emotional […]

Paul Giamatti is John Adams in the HBO miniseries

‘John Adams’ and the birth of American democracy on Amazon Prime and HBO Now

One of the small moments of powerful insight offered in John Adams (2008), the superb HBO miniseries adapted from the biography by David McCullough and dramatized with a vivid sense of immediacy and historical texture, is the reminder that it wasn’t the election of George Washington that defined our democracy. It was the non-violent succession […]