Guillermo del Toro and Marc Guggenheim, Dreamworks animation

What to stream: ‘Trollhunters’ on Netflix, ‘Café Society’ and ‘The Expanse’ on Amazon Prime, and more

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the most gleefully inventive fantasist making movies today, adapts his young adult novel to the small screen in Trollhunters, an animated series from Dreamworks Animation created for Netflix. The heroes are human kids but their world is vastly expanded when schoolkid Jim (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin) inherits the Amulet […]

TITLE: SUNSET BOULEVARD • PERS: VON STROHEIM, ERICH / SWANSON, GLORIA • YEAR: 1950 • DIR: WILDER, BILLY • REF: SUN025AL • CREDIT: [ THE KOBAL COLLECTION / PARAMOUNT ]

‘Sunset Boulevard’ on Kanopy

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small!” Sunset Boulevard (1950), the blackest of Hollywood’s self-portraits, is an old dark house of a ghost story inhabited by the living shadows of its discarded stars. Gloria Swanson is magnificent as Norma Desmond, the former silent movie queen living in her memories while plotting a fantasy […]

The OA created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling

What to stream: Trust the unknown in ‘The OA’ on Netflix and more new arrivals

The OA, a Netflix original series created by director Zal Batmanglij and actress Brit Marling (who collaborated on the indie films The Sound of My Voice and The East), practically came out of nowhere. Though it was not a secret, Netflix didn’t publicize the film until this week, when it dropped a trailer with the enigmatic tag […]