Benicio Del Toro and Halle Berry in 'Things We Lost in the Fire,' directed by Susanne Bier

‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ on Netflix

Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) – Grieving widow Audrey (Halle Berry) reluctantly tracks down her husband’s best friend, the down-and-out heroin addict Jerry (Benicio Del Toro), for the funeral. She disliked Jerry in life but her husband wouldn’t abandon his friend (flashbacks show their connection). Now she unexpectedly invites him to move in […]

Gerard Depardieu and the cast of the Netflix original series Marseilles

Coming and Going on Netflix in May 2016

Netflix has announced highlights of its May schedule, from movies to TV shows to their own original programming. Netflix originals this month include the French crime drama Marseilles—the first original French language series from the company—starring Gerard Depardieu, the talk show Chelsea with Chelsea Handler, and new seasons of Grace and Frankie and Bloodline, plus […]

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 […]