Jeff Bridges is the Dude in 'The Big Lebowski' from the Coen Bros.

Coming to Amazon Prime in April 2016

Amazon has announced what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in April for Prime members to stream as part of their subscription. Highlights this month include the chess-as-war drama Pawn Sacrifice with Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, the George Clooney-directed election drama Ides of March (2011), the animated British series […]

Matt Smith and David Tennant as different generations of The Doctor in 'Doctor Who.'

‘Doctor Who: Seasons 1-8’ on Amazon Prime

Whovians rejoice! The 21st century revival of the British TV’s greatest contribution to cult science fiction is streaming once again and Amazon Prime has it. The first eight seasons of Doctor Who (2005-2014) are now available, with season nine to follow later this year. After a 26-year run and seven different actors portraying the good doctor […]

The delirious cinematic dreamscape world of Guy Maddin's 'The Forbidden Room'

‘The Forbidden Room’ on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Fandor

Canadian iconoclast Guy Maddin has been making strange, surreal films that evoke the images and storytelling traditions of silent movies for decades. The Forbidden Room (2015), which he co-directed with his former student Evan Johnson, is like a compendium of his obsessions and cinematic fetishes. It opens on a mock-instructional film on “How to Take […]

Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust in 'Love,' a Netflix Original Series co-created by Judd Apatow

What to watch: ‘Love’ on Netflix, ‘The New Yorker Presents’ on Amazon

Debuting on Netflix today: Love, a new sitcom co-created by Judd Apatow, stars Gillian Jacobs as the self-destructive Mickey and Paul Rust (also a co-creator) as nerdy nice guy Gus, a pair of singles just out of dysfunctional relationships who become a two-person support group… and maybe something more. “Sweet and awkward, hopeful and cringe-inducing, […]