Ethan Hawke and Denzel Washington in 'Training Day,' directed by Antoine Fuqua

What to watch: ‘Training Day’ and more on Netflix, Amazon, and VOD

Training Day (2001) earned Denzel Washington an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance as a corrupt narcotics cop. In part it’s because he’s playing against type: Denzel earned his reputation as Hollywood’s bedrock of decency and morality: his screen heroes fight fear, prejudice, and self-doubt for their goodness. Detective Alonzo Harris proved that the […]

Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis in the 2014 remake of the musical 'Annie'

Coming to Amazon Prime in January 2016

Amazon has announced what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in January for Prime members to stream as part of their subscription. Highlights this month include the remake of the musical Annie with Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, the romance-after-60 drama I’ll See You in My Dreams with Blyth Danner and Sam Elliot, the western Bone […]

Interstellar Christopher Nolan

‘Interstellar’ on Amazon Prime and Hulu

Christopher Nolan used his clout as the director of the hugely successful Dark Knight trilogy and cerebral caper film Inception to makes his big-budget science fiction epic Interstellar on a scale that otherwise would be out of reach. It’s set in a near future where overpopulation and global climate change has been catastrophic for the food supply and […]

Daniel Day-Lewis is Hawkeye in 'The Last of the Mohicans' (1992), Michael Mann's muscular adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper's American classic.

‘The Last of the Mohicans’ on Amazon Prime – Daniel Day-Lewis on the Frontier

Daniel Day-Lewis plays the original frontier hero in The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Michael Mann’s muscular adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s American classic and arguably the greatest of the screen version of the novel. Day-Lewis plays a different kind of Hawkeye: rugged and wild with long flowing hair, a proto-counter culture son of Mother […]

David Oyelowo is Martin Luther King in Ava DuVernay's 'Selma.'

Coming to Amazon Prime in December 2015

Amazon has announced what’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in December for Prime members to stream as part of their subscription. Highlights this month include the second season of Amazon’s first Emmy-nominated original series Transparent, the acclaimed drama Selma about the Freedom March led by Martin Luther King, and Christopher Nolan’s heady science fiction odyssey […]

'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 […]