JZA, RZA, and Bill Murray in Jim Jarmusch’s 'Coffee and Cigarettes'

‘Coffee and Cigarettes’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Jim Jarmusch’s whimsical, 17-years-in-the-making anthology is “a series of short films disguised as a feature (or maybe vice-versa),” according to the director. It’s an anthology of curiosities, some more curious than others, wound around a diverse cast paired off for random ramblings over caffeine and nicotine. It opens with the original […]

'The Great Train Robbery' is one of the features films in Mark Cousins ' documentary 'The Story of Film: An Odyssey '

‘The Story of Film: An Odyssey’ on Hulu and Sundance Now

In The Story of Film: An Odyssey (2011), Mark Cousins takes an unconventional, expansive, and almost exhaustive approach to the history of cinema. I can’t imagine that anyone who is not already captivated by cinema would even begin this immersive, ambitious 15-hour documentary series that attempts to encapsulate cinema, from birth to the present, and […]

Tom Cruise stars in 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'

Arriving on Hulu in August 2016

The action hits Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) with Tom Cruise and American Ultra (2015) with Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart and the Oscar-nominated animated feature Shaun the Sheep (2015) highlight the arrivals coming to Hulu in August. Other August arrivals include the original Cloverfield (2008) from producer J.J. Abrams, the Oscar-winning The Silence of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Billy Eichner and Julie Klausner in the Hulu original series 'Difficult People'

Arriving on Hulu in July 2016

Hulu announced highlights of its July schedule. New films include Mr. Holmes (2015) with Ian McKellan as an aging Sherlock Holmes, Terminator Genisys (2015) with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke, acclaimed foreign films Phoenix (2014) from Germany and Like Someone in Love (2012) from Japan (and directed by Iranian filmmaker Abba Kiarostami), and six Star […]

Davis Guggenheim's documenary 'He Named Me Malala' profiles teenage activist Malala Yousafzai

Arriving on Hulu in June 2016

Hulu announced highlights of its June schedule. This month features Love & Mercy starring Paul Dano and John Cusack playing The Beach Boys songwriter Brian Wilson at different stages of his life, the documentary He Named Me Malala (2015), Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (2011), and the heist comedy Stand Up Guys (2013) with Al […]