Jeff Goldblum and Ellie Kemper in the Netflix original series 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2.'

What to watch: Streaming TV with Kimmy Schmidt, Mindy, the Thunderbirds, Cuckoo, and more

Amazon Instant Prime Thunderbirds are Go! revives the classic British kids show about an all-American team of brothers who execute daring rescues with high-tech vehicles. The original show became a cult favorite for its “Supermarionation” puppets and detailed miniatures. The reboot combines computer animation with old fashioned model work and keeps the earnest tone, which means […]

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader star in the IFC comedy series 'Documentary Now!"

What to watch: Reality inside-out in ‘Documentary Now!’ on Netflix and more options for weekend streaming

Fred Armisen and Bill Hader team up to take on parodies of documentary filmmaking in Documentary Now!: Season 1, created for IFC (home of Portlandia, which was co-created by Armisen). It’s mockumentary 101, taking on not just the form but the great documentaries themselves. Episode one is a pitch-perfect spoof of “Grey Gardens,” with Armien […]

‘Legend’-ary Martial Arts Comedy with Jet Li and Jackie Chan on Netflix

Jet Li became a superstar in Asia after taking the lead in the hit Once Upon a Time in China films, epic martial arts adventures set at the turn of the century and featuring Li as the real-life healer and martial arts master Wong Fei-hung, transformed into a modest, soft-spoken scholar who unleashes his unworldly […]

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 […]