'Making a Murderer' on Netflix

What to watch: ‘Making a Murderer’ on Netflix, plus new on Amazon, Hulu, VOD, and more

Making a Murderer, a true-crime documentary series filmed over the course of ten years, wades into the ordeal of a Steven Avery. Exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit, he was accused of yet another heinous crime on dubious evidence while pursuing a civil suit against the police […]

Mark Hartley celebrates "The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films " in "Electric Boogaloo."

‘Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films’ on Netflix

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) – Australian filmmaker Mark Hartley has become the cinematic historian of the disreputable genre films of the seventies and eighties with such loving productions as Not Quite Hollywood (spotlighting the disreputable side of the early Australian film industry) and Machete Maidens Unleashed (on Filipino grindhouse […]

Wendell Pierce in the HBO series Treme created by David Simon

Revisit ‘Treme’ and ‘When the Levees Broke’ to remember Katrina – Amazon Prime and HBO Now

This weekend marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans, a natural disaster compounded by insufficient defenses and a disastrous response by the government. Looking for a proper way to mark the occasion? Amazon Prime and HBO subscribers have two very good options. Treme, David Simon’s follow-up to The Wire, is beautifully […]