Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh star in Christopher Nolan's World War II drama

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ on HBO Max

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan called in his favors from Warner Bros., where made the hit Batman / Dark Knight trilogy as well as Inception and Interstellar, to make Dunkirk (2017), a big-budget World War II drama that would never have been financed on the scale Nolan envisioned without his clout behind it. Warner may have been […]

Coming and Going on HBO Now in June 2019

The all-star cast of Big Little Lies adds another powerhouse to the screen: Meryl Streep arrives to take on Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley and Andrea Arnold directs all seven episodes of the second season of series. It debuts in June along with the new original series Euphoria starring Zendaya and Years and […]

Coming and Going on HBO Now in May 2019

Just weeks after the series finale of Game of Thrones debuts, HBO brings another beloved series to a conclusion when the Deadwood movie brings the story to an end more than a decade after the series was cancelled. Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Kim Dickens, Molly Parker, John Hawkes, Robin Weigert, and the rest of the […]

Yalitza Aparicio in "Roma." Photo credit: Alfonso Cuarón / Netflix

Streaming the 2019 Oscar nominees

The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, February 24. Are you caught up on the major nominees? Eight films made the cut in the category of best picture and a few of them are still in theaters, notably the offbeat royal drama The Favourite (2018, R), which came away with ten nominations, political […]

Dafne Keen and Hugh Jackman in the superhero film directed by James Mangold

‘Logan’ – An epitaph for Wolverine

Can a comic book superhero movie tell a human story? Logan (2017) makes the case that the genre is not limited to spectacle (though this film does offer some accomplished—and violent—action scenes), end of the world stakes, or world-building chapters in a massive franchise. Set in the near future of 2029, which is a lot […]

‘The Sopranos’ – Celebrate the 20th Anniversary on Amazon Prime Video and HBO Now

The Sopranos debuted on HBO in January of 1999 and changed the television landscape forever. More than simply “The Godfather Sees a Shrink,” the brilliant made-for-cable drama gave “family crisis” a whole new meaning and television drama a new sophistication. Emmy winner James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano, a blue collar guy in an upper-middle class neighborhood, […]

Coming and Going on HBO Now in December 2018

Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Wes Anderson’s animated Isle of Dogs come to HBO cable and streaming services in December, along with the comedies Blockers and Life of the Party and giant creature spectacle Rampage. HBO Originals include the feature Icebox, about a boy trapped in the U.S. Immigration system, and the documentaries Momentum […]

Hugh Grant and Paddington in the delightful family movie

Coming and Going on HBO Now in November 2018

The family comedy Paddington 2 and the high school coming-of-age/coming out romantic comedy Love, Simon come to HBO cable and streaming services in November. Also making respective HBO debuts are Tomb Raider with Alicia Vikander, the giant robot sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising, and an extended version of Fifty Shades Freed, the final film in the […]

Amy Adams in the HBO Original series based on the Gillian Flynn novel

Coming and Going on HBO Now in July 2018

Sharp Objects, the new HBO miniseries starring Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson and based on the novel by Gillian Flynn, and the HBO Original documentary Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind debut on all HBO platforms in July. Also arriving in July: the superhero blockbuster Justice League, Battle of the Sexes with Emma Stone and […]