Malin Akerman and Orlando Bloom in the Netflix original series 'Easy' from creator Joe Swanberg

What to stream: Joe Swanberg’s ‘Easy’ and ‘Longmire: Season 5’ on Netflix, ‘Transparent: Season 3’ on Amazon, and more

For a couple of decades now, many (if not most) indie filmmakers have sustained themselves between movies by directing episodic TV, notably cable shows. With the addition of streaming and the advent of peak TV, however, indie filmmakers have increasingly been courted to develop their own shows. Joe Swanberg, the astounding prolific godfather of the […]

What Happened, Miss Simone? on Netflix

What to watch the week of Friday, June 26

Netflix doesn’t release anything like Nielson ratings of its shows but it’s safe to say that documentaries have been doing well for the service. based on how much they have devoted to bringing non-fiction to the catalog, and how competitive they’ve become with theatrical distributors. Netflix produced the award-winning documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which […]