Wild Tales VOD

Video on Demand: ‘Wild Tales’ from Argentina

Wild Tales delivers on the promise of its title. An anthology of six original short stories from writer / director Damián Szifrón, it is a blackly comic film of modern life churning with frustration, rage, vengeance, and other decidedly civilized impulses. It opens on pure perfection, a darkly hilarious pre-credits revenge vignette that turns on […]

Up All Night VOD

Video on Demand: Liam Neeson in ‘Run All Night’

Liam Neeson is back in action in the gritty crime thriller Run All Night, his third and most satisfying collaboration with filmmaker Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, Non-Stop). Neeson once again has a very specific skill set—his nickname isn’t Jimmy the Gravedigger for nothing—but he’s been pickling it in booze for years to drown the guilt of […]

Rabbit Hole

What to watch the week of Friday, May 15

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand After four nominations, Julianne Moore won her first Academy Award for “Still Alice,” playing a renowned linguistics professor who is diagnosed with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease while still in the prime of a rich and happy life. It veers between familiar disease-of-the-week drama and touching portrait of a strong, […]

What to Watch the week of Friday, May 1

“Sons of Anarchy: Season 7,” the final season of the outlaw motorcycle drama that became a surprise hit for the FX network, is now available to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu Plus subscribers alike. Which means all three services offer the entire saga, a violent drama of family, brotherhood, loyalty, betrayal, and honor with Shakespearean […]

Interstellar movie

What to watch the week of Friday, April 3

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand “Interstellar,” Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to his hugely successful “Dark Knight” trilogy and cerebral caper film “Inception,” is as visually and conceptually ambitious a science fiction film as you’ll see on this kind of scale. The family drama at the center, with Matthew McConaughey as the single dad who leads a deep space […]

What to watch the week of Friday, March 27

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies“ brings Peter Jackson’s supersized take on J.R.R. Tolkein’s fantasy to its conclusion with a battle that nearly dwarfs the Middle Earth-shattering war “Lord of the Rings” trilogy (pun intended). It’s Elf and Man against Dwarf, but for the Orcs it’s personal. This is the […]

The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 1

What to watch the weekend of Friday, March 6

A new month and a new batch of streaming titles (including some returning films), including two with Johnny Depp in his more ambitious days. In the 1997 undercover drama “Donnie Brasco” (1997) he’s an undercover FBI agent who infiltrates the mob and a heartbreaking performance by Al Pacino as a low-level mobster and big-shot wannabe, […]