Christina Ricci is Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in 'Z: The Beginning of Everything'

What to stream: Christina Ricci’s ‘Z’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja’ on Amazon Prime and more on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now

Amazon picks up the gauntlet of original streaming drama with two new shows debuting this week. Christina Ricci is Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald in Z: The Beginning of Everything, an Amazon original series about the high-spirited Southern Belle who took New York society by storm as the fiercely independent wife and muse of F. Scott Fitzgerald […]

Landon Liboiron and Jason Momoa in "Frontier."

What to stream: Jason Momoa on the Netflix ‘Frontier,’ ‘Christine’ and ‘The Girl on the Train’ on VOD

Jason Momoa, still best known as Khal Drago in Game of Thrones but soon to be the big screen Aquaman, stars in Frontier as a trapper battling the British Hudson’s Bay Company monopoly on the 18th century fur trade. His character, Declan Harp, is part-Irish, part-Native American, all furious renegade ready to declare war on […]

Neil Patrick Harris, Malina Weissman, and Louis Hynes in "A Series of Unfortunate Events."

What to stream: an ‘Unfortunate’ Netflix original and ‘Sneaky Pete’ on Amazon

Neil Patrick Harris is Count Olaf, master of disguise and scheming uncle of the orphaned Baudelaire children, in the darkly comic Netflix original series A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the books by Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). If you don’t know them, or haven’t seen the disappointing 2004 movie version with Jim Carrey, […]

Rita Moreno and Justina Machado in the revival of "One Day at a Time." on Netflix

What to stream: A new ‘Day’ on Netflix and dozens of new movies on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO Now

Netflix remakes the seventies sitcom One Day at a Time with Justina Machado as a Cuban-American single mother raising her kids in an apartment she shares with her mother (Rita Moreno). Machado’s Penelope is a military veteran now working as a nurse, Moreno’s Lydia a conservative, outspoken woman arrived in the U.S. as a teenage […]

‘Wishful Drinking’ on HBO Now

Wishful Drinking (2010) – “George Lucas ruined my life. And I mean that in the nicest way.” Carrie Fisher’s one-woman show, an autobiographical monologue with video clips and visual aids, is a savagely satirical look back at her life and legacy growing up as the daughter of show-business royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. She […]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in Oliver Stone's "Snowden."

What to stream: Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden,’ plus superheroes and more on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and HBO Now

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand Joseph Gordon-Levitt is disillusioned idealist Edward J. Snowden in Snowden, Oliver Stone’s drama about the controversial NSA whistleblower. Framed by the famous meeting in a Hong Kong hotel room where Snowden (played with modest integrity by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) shared top-secret files revealing illegal surveillance programs with journalist Glenn Greenwald (Zachary Quinto) and […]

Guillermo del Toro and Marc Guggenheim, Dreamworks animation

What to stream: ‘Trollhunters’ on Netflix, ‘Café Society’ and ‘The Expanse’ on Amazon Prime, and more

Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, the most gleefully inventive fantasist making movies today, adapts his young adult novel to the small screen in Trollhunters, an animated series from Dreamworks Animation created for Netflix. The heroes are human kids but their world is vastly expanded when schoolkid Jim (voiced by the late Anton Yelchin) inherits the Amulet […]