Teyonah Parris stars in Spike Lee's 'Chi-Raq.'

Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-Raq’ on Amazon Prime

Spike Lee weaves a familiar call through Chi-Raq (2015), his polarizing portrait of violence on Chicago’s South Side. Wake up. It’s been a cry and a plea since his first studio feature, School Daze (1998), and it’s particularly resonant in a film about black-on-black gang violence in Chicago, where more Americans have been murdered in […]

'The New Yorker Presents' on Amazon Prime

Watch This! ‘The New Yorker Presents’ debuts on Amazon Prime in February

Produced by Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions in collaboration with The New Yorker, The New Yorker Presents is 30-minute magazine-style series, a mix of fiction and non-fiction segments from a variety of contributors. Much like the weekly magazine. The first episode is currently available to watch in its entirety (even if you don’t have […]

Richard Dormer, Sofie Gråbøl, Stanley Tucci, and Michael Gambon in 'Fortitude,' also starring Christopher Eccleston

‘Fortitude: Season One’ on Amazon Prime

Fortitude, a British-American co-production set on a remote Norwegian island in the Arctic Circle, shot largely on location in Iceland, and featuring an international cast, begins as a murder mystery and turns into something closer to biological horror. The town of Fortitude is called “the safest place on Earth” for its almost non-existent crime (the […]