Oscar Isaac in the Coen Bros. film 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

Coming to Amazon Prime in August 2016

Amazon Prime has announced highlights of its new August offerings. Among the new films arriving for Prime subscribers are the Elvis & Nixon with Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon, action hits Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation with Tom Cruise and American Ultra with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, the Oscar-nominated animated feature Shaun the Sheep, and […]

Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie in Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic mosaic of a thriller 'Don't Look Now.'

‘Don’t Look Now’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Don’t Look Now (1973), Nicolas Roeg’s mosaic of a thriller, remains a mystery to the end. Set largely in Venice, where the labyrinth of canals and tunnels creates a claustrophobic maze, it’s less about the elliptical story (adapted from Daphne du Maurier’s short tale) than the texture of loss, obsession, and emotional remove. Donald Sutherland […]

Matteo Garrone's 'Gomorrah ' from Italy

‘Gomorrah’ – The real Italian mob on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Sundance Now

The signature image of Gomorrah (Italy, 2008), Matteo Garrone’s adaptation of Robert Saviano’s book about the dominance of organized crime in Naples and Caserta, is a pair of teenage boys running around a deserted beach in their underwear while shooting off automatic weapons. That’s as much glamour as you can expect from this portrait of […]

The cast of NBC's 'Hannibal,' starring Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne, and Mads Mikkelsen

‘Hannibal: The Complete Series’ on Amazon Prime

Hannibal (2013-2015) reimagines the universe created by author Thomas Harris in the cycle of novels that began with Red Dragon and introduced Dr. Hannibal Lecter to the world. Freely drawing inspiration for the novels and characters, creator and showrunner Bryan Fuller images the relationship between Dr. Hannibal Lecter (played with enigmatic intensity and cool charm by Mads […]

Avery Brooks takes command of the third 'Star Trek' TV series 'Deep Space Nine.' Seven seasons available.

The Complete ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ on Amazon Prime

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Seasons 1-7 (1993-1999), the generation after Next, began its seven season tour of duty aboard a rust-bucket space station in 1993, while The Next Generation was still flying strong. In fact, Enterprise Captain Picard makes an appearance in tumultuous the two part opening, “Emissary,” to convince Commander Sisko (Avery […]

Jack Arnold directs the 1958 science fiction cult film 'Space Children,' with

‘Space Children’ on Amazon Prime and The Paramount Vault

Space Children (1958) is one of the most intriguing science fiction films of the Cold War: part alien invasion thriller and part anti-nuclear message movie, with the children of Earth essentially conscripted by a throbbing disembodied brain from outer space to sabotage a nuclear test. Director Jack Arnold and William Alland collaborated on some of […]

Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife."

‘The Good Wife: The Complete Series’ on Amazon Prime Video and Hulu

Created by Michelle and Robert King, the first season of The Good Wife offers a classic legal drama reframed by a ripped-from-the-headlines twist. Julianna Margulies’ Alicia Florrick is the publically loyal but privately ambivalent wife of a disgraced Chicago politician (Chris Noth), who resigns in the face of a sex scandal. “Six months later,” Alicia […]

Ian McKellen stars as 'Mr. Holmes' in the film directed by Bill Condon.

Coming to Amazon Prime in July 2016

Amazon Prime has announced highlights of its new July offerings. New films include Mr. Holmes (2015) with Ian McKellan as an aging Sherlock Holmes, Terminator Genisys (2015) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, the indie science fiction drama Z for Zachariah (2015), and the Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent (2015) from Colombia. The third and […]