Jon Hamm in 'Black Mirror: White Christmas'

What to watch: ‘Black Mirror: White Christmas’ is a cynical holiday special on Netflix

Don’t expect any holiday cheer from Black Mirror: White Christmas, a Christmas story from the dark British series about technology bringing out the worst human impulses. But if you are looking for a shot of cynicism to counter the seasonal spirit, this clever anthology of three stories with a science fiction twist should fit the […]

'Making a Murderer' on Netflix

What to watch: ‘Making a Murderer’ on Netflix, plus new on Amazon, Hulu, VOD, and more

Making a Murderer, a true-crime documentary series filmed over the course of ten years, wades into the ordeal of a Steven Avery. Exonerated by DNA evidence after serving 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit, he was accused of yet another heinous crime on dubious evidence while pursuing a civil suit against the police […]

Intimate footage and rare performances are featured in 'Amy,' a documentary about Amy Winehouse

What to watch: ‘Amy’ On Demand, ‘Murray Christmas’ from Netflix

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand Amy profiles Amy Winehouse, the British singer / songwriter whose was cut short by addiction and whose slide into self-destruction was chronicled in agonizing detail by the media that hounded her. Director Asif Kapadia, who had access to rare concert footage and intimate video of Winehouse, offers an intimate and enlightening portrait […]

'The Man in the High Castle,' based on the novel by Philip K. Dick, on Amazon Prime

What to watch: ‘Jessica Jones’ on Netflix vs. ‘High Castle’ on Amazon Prime

Two of the most anticipated original shows from the two biggest streaming services debut on the same day. This is streaming so it’s not a matter of choosing one over the other and Netflix clearly has the advantage in terms of subscriber base, but I wonder if there’s a way to see which of these […]

Frozen Fever is one of a dozen films on Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection, now streaming on Netflix.

What to watch the week of Friday, October 30

Netflix has Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection: a dozen mostly recent cartoons, including the inventive Get a Horse! with Mickey and Minnie traveling from the early Disney days into the 21st century, a pair of Oscar-winning shorts (Paperman and Feast), and the brand new Frozen Fever featuring the characters from Frozen, for all […]