Jennifer Lawrence stars in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2,' the fourth and final film in the young adult action franchise.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) brings an end to the first and most successful big screen adaptation of a young adult dystopian thriller of an oppressive, brutal future. Divergent and The Maze Runner followed with less success, both commercially and dramatically, and for that matter the Hunger Games movies wind down as […]

Mike Colter is 'Luke Cage' in the Netflix original series.

What to stream: Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ and Woody Allen’s first TV series ‘Crisis’ debut

The wait is over, comic book TV fans: Luke Cage, the third Netflix original series in their gritty Marvel superhero universe, gives the urban hero for hire (played by Mike Colter) his own showcase. “Luke Cage is able to shift the boundaries of possibility for what a superhero show can be about without doing the […]

Michael Fassbender stars as 'Steve Jobs' in the feature written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle

‘Steve Jobs’ on SVOD and Blu-ray/DVD

Steve Jobs isn’t the usual big screen biopic. Ostensibly adapted from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay discards the familiar birth-to-death sweep to offer a triptych of snapshots of Jobs, the co-founder of Apple who became the face of the company over his stormy stewardship, driving innovation and driving out opposition. Apart from a […]

Malin Akerman and Orlando Bloom in the Netflix original series 'Easy' from creator Joe Swanberg

What to stream: Joe Swanberg’s ‘Easy’ and ‘Longmire: Season 5’ on Netflix, ‘Transparent: Season 3’ on Amazon, and more

For a couple of decades now, many (if not most) indie filmmakers have sustained themselves between movies by directing episodic TV, notably cable shows. With the addition of streaming and the advent of peak TV, however, indie filmmakers have increasingly been courted to develop their own shows. Joe Swanberg, the astounding prolific godfather of the […]