Édgar Ramírez plays Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka Carlos the Jackal, in 'Carlos,' from filmmaker Olivier Assayas

‘Carlos’ – The making of a terrorist superstar on Netflix and Sundance Now

Carlos (2010), Olivier Assayas’ epic account of the life and myth of real-life terrorist Carlos the Jackal, is a mesmerizing portrait of a committed activist who transforms himself into a media-hungry rock star of an international terrorist. Édgar Ramírez plays Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka Carlos the Jackal (a name he appropriates from a Fredrick Forsythe […]

Aaron Paul in the Hulu original series 'The Path' from executive producer Jason Katims

What to watch: Hulu follows ‘The Path,’ plus new arrivals on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streamers

The new Hulu original series The Path stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) as a man disillusioned with the cult-like religion, a small movement called Meyerism that has resemblances to Scientology, that has dominated his life and still has a hold over his wife (Michelle Monaghan), and Hugh Dancy (Hannibal) as a leader in the organization […]

Matt Smith and David Tennant as different generations of The Doctor in 'Doctor Who.'

‘Doctor Who: Seasons 1-8’ on Amazon Prime

Whovians rejoice! The 21st century revival of the British TV’s greatest contribution to cult science fiction is streaming once again and Amazon Prime has it. The first eight seasons of Doctor Who (2005-2014) are now available, with season nine to follow later this year. After a 26-year run and seven different actors portraying the good doctor […]

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in the IFC comedy series 'Documentary Now!"

What to watch: Reality inside-out in ‘Documentary Now!’ on Netflix and more options for weekend streaming

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader team up to take on parodies of documentary filmmaking in Documentary Now!: Season 1, created for IFC (home of Portlandia, which was co-created by Armisen). It’s mockumentary 101, taking on not just the form but the great documentaries themselves. Episode one is a pitch-perfect spoof of “Grey Gardens,” with Armien […]

‘Legend’-ary Martial Arts Comedy with Jet Li and Jackie Chan on Netflix

Jet Li became a superstar in Asia after taking the lead in the hit Once Upon a Time in China films, epic martial arts adventures set at the turn of the century and featuring Li as the real-life healer and martial arts master Wong Fei-hung, transformed into a modest, soft-spoken scholar who unleashes his unworldly […]