George Clooney in 'Hail, Caesar!,' the loving Hollywood studio satire from Joel and Cthan Coen.

Last chance: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ on HBO Now

Hail, Caesar! (2015), the Coen Bros.’s sly lampoon of 1950s Hollywood, is an affectionate and satirical tribute to studio filmmaking and a wittily skewed comedy of cultural politics in early 1950s America, the beginning of the end of the studio era. Set at the fictional Capitol Pictures, an MGM-like studio, and centered on Eddie Mannix […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]