Don Johnson stars in the film directed by L.Q. Jones from the Harlan Ellison novella

‘A Boy and His Dog’ on Amazon Prime and Shout! Factory TV

A Boy and His Dog (1976), the directorial debut of longtime character actor and Sam Peckinpah regular L.Q. Jones, is not the first post-apocalyptic vision of America but it does offer a different approach to the empty streets and ghostly cities that previously stood in for life after the end. Jones, adapting the novella by […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger is The Terminator on Netflix

“I’ll be back” – The original ‘The Terminator’ on Hulu

After three underwhelming sequels to James Cameron’s hard-wired hardware time travel thriller The Terminator (1984) in the past dozen years, it’s time to remind ourselves just how tight and clever and entertaining the original film was. Made for a mere $6 million and released in the fall of 1984 by a small independent sudio to instant […]

Anne Carlisle in the cult film by Slava Tsukerman

Androgyny and aliens in eighties cult film ‘Liquid Sky’ on Amazon Prime Video

An avant-garde artifact straddling the eighties movie underground and the growing American independent movement, Liquid Sky (1982) broke into the college film circuit thanks to a trippy mix of drug culture, sexual androgyny, and indie sci-fi weirdness playing out in the New York eighties bohemian scene. Director Slava Tsukerman was a Russian émigré who studied […]

Joaquin Phoenix in the 2014 romantic drama from Spike Jonze

‘Her’ – Love in the digital world on Netflix

Her (2013), the first film from Spike Jonze since his underrated take on Where the Wild Things Are, returns to the territory of his debut film Being John Malkovich but without the satirical edge. Like his fellow filmmakers and former collaborators Michael Gondry and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, Jonze is narratively playful and challenging, but his […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Photo credit: Walt Disney Pictures

What to stream: ‘The Last Jedi’ and ‘GLOW’ on Netflix, ‘A Very English Scandal’ on Amazon, and a world of TV on MHz

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017, PG-13), the middle chapter of the third trilogy of the interstellar saga, sends Rey (Daisy Ridley) in search of Jedi master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). […]

Amanda Seyfried stars with Clive Owen in the Andrew Niccol film

What to stream: ‘Anon’ and ‘Manhunt’ on Netflix, ‘Last Flag’ and original ‘Orient Express’ on Amazon

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, Showtime Anytime, FilmStruck, video-on-demand, and other streaming services … Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried star in the sci-fi thriller Anon (2018, not rated), a murder mystery set in a future with no privacy or anonymity from The Truman Show writer […]