Drew Barrymore with host Chelsea Handler on the Netflix original talk show 'Chelsea.'

What to watch: ‘Goosebumps,’ ‘Coriolanus,’ ‘Angie Tribeca,’ and ‘Chelsea’ talks

Chelsea Handler hosts Chelsea, the new Netflix chat show. New episodes go live every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and her first week line-up includes Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Chris Evans. It’s being touted as a new “late night” series and indeed new episodes are available just after midnight, but in the streamosphere, such definitions […]

Gerard Depardieu stars in the Netflix original series 'Marseille.'

What to watch: ‘Marseilles’ is Netflix’s first French series, plus new arrivals on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and more

Marseille is the first French series from the increasingly international streaming juggernaut, a crime thriller starring Gerard Depardieu as the longtime Mayor of the French port city who is ready to do anything to seal his legacy. Critics have compared the show to a Gallic CSI, with a little nudity and cable-level language, and the […]

Patrick Fugit and Kate Hudson star in Cameron Crowe's autobiographical 'Almost Famous.'

‘Almost Famous’ on Netflix

Almost Famous (2000), Cameron Crowe’s thinly fictionalized autobiography, is deftly poised between rosy affection, thoughtful remembrance, and giddy adolescent awe. As perhaps it should be. Revisiting the mid-seventies rock scene, the story of 15-year-old William (Crowe’s stand-in, played by Patrick Fugit) sent by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with an up-and-coming band (Stillwater, a fictional […]

Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry in 'Things We Lost in the Fire,' directed by Susanne Bier

‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ on Netflix

Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) – Grieving widow Audrey (Halle Berry) reluctantly tracks down her husband’s best friend, the down-and-out heroin addict Jerry (Benicio Del Toro), for the funeral. She disliked Jerry in life but her husband wouldn’t abandon his friend (flashbacks show their connection). Now she unexpectedly invites him to move in […]