Brian J. Smith, Johanna Braddy, Yasmine Al Massri, and Priyanka Chopra in "Quantico."

What to stream: ‘Quantico’ and ‘American Crime’ on Netflix, plus new on VOD, Amazon, Hulu, and more

The debut seasons of the hit action conspiracy series Quantico, starring Bollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra as an FBI recruit, and the provocative American Crime, created by John Ridley and starring Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, and Regina King, are new to Netflix. The timing couldn’t be better. We’re in that odd trough between the end of […]

Adèle Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux star in 'Blue is the Warmest Color,' directed by Abdellatif Kechiche

‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ on Netflix and Sundance Now

Filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche explores the lives of outsiders looking for their place in Blue is the Warmest Color, an intimate love story based on a graphic novel. Thanks to Academy rules for foreign films, it wasn’t eligible for an Oscar nomination due to the timing of its French theatrical release. But it took home the […]

Ken Burns' documentary 'The National Parks: America's Best Idea'

Happy Anniversary: ‘The National Parks: America’s Best Idea’ on Amazon Prime

On August 25, 2016, the National Parks Service turns 100. To celebrate the centenary of this great and necessary institution, I suggest checking out The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (2009) from America’s chronicler Ken Burns. This six-part, twelve-hour plus series explores not just the beauty and legacy of America’s National Parks, but the history […]

Tom Cruise stars in 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'

‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the big-screen franchise based on the sixties Cold War spy TV series, continues to spin its alternative to the James Bond brand of espionage thriller. Like the 007 films, they are globe-hopping spectacles with spectacular set-pieces and stunts. But while each film is tethered on Tom […]