I really miss going to the movie theater and I hope that soon the studios will be back with major releases—like Wonder Woman 1984—and we can go safely to see them. In the meantime, I have found
One of the few good surprises of the year has been the announcement that Disney+ was releasing the film version of Hamilton in July of this year, instead of October 2021, as was planned. For the minimal
I thought I was really scraping the bottom of the Netflix barrel when I agreed to watch Floor is Lava with my husband, but it turned out that the new game show, based on that game we played with our
While many local theaters remain closed, our local arthouse theater, Cinema Center is offering a wide variety of films to watch at home, and a portion of the rental cost goes toward helping them come
Although the move to digital learning has led many to seek enrichment opportunities, it would be a mistake to take Hulu’s new original series, The Great, as a supplemental history lesson. I do, however,
If you are wading through the sea of new content on Netflix, looking for something entertaining, but maybe a little less, well, Tiger King, I suggest two miniseries about incredible women: Unorthodox
Are you still at home? I’m still at home, and thanks to several days of snow, I am starting to climb the walls. Around when the stay-at-home order was announced, I signed up for a trial of HBO Now
With so many streaming options at our fingertips, it is somehow still so easy to fall into a rut of watching the same shows every weekend. But how much SVU or Parks and Rec can I really watch? (Too
One of my favorite books ever is The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which tells the tale of a governess working on a remote estate. As the story unfolds, it is unclear if the young woman is
Now streaming on Netflix, Cheer runs for six, one hour-long episodes, following the Navarro College cheerleading team as they prepare to compete for their 14th national championship. The docuseries
Often in the current true crime boom, issues around criminal justice reform can get lost in all the stories about serial killers or compelling cases of wrongfully convicted men. Just Mercy features
I have been looking forward to doing the research for this column ever since Halloween. Here is your roundup of new Christmas movies streaming on Netflix for 2019.
Holiday in the Wild stars Kristin Daivs
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood tells the story of beloved children’s television host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) through the eyes of Esquire Magazine writer Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). With his personal
Living with Yourself stars Paul Rudd as Miles Elliott, an advertising talent who is in a serious rut in his personal and professional lives. On the advice of a friend, he visits a spa to try a treatment
Early in Jojo Rabbit, the title character is asked by a group of bullies to kill a rabbit in order to prove his courage. When he is unable to do so, they mock him, calling him Jojo Rabbit in a derisive
My younger sister is a much tougher critic than I am. She also, however, does not really enjoy movies or TV. So, when she actually wanted to watch a show, Mom and I obliged. My sister’s pick was Good
I saw a headline about the new film, Hustlers announcing that not even J-Lo could save this joyless movie. Then, I heard that a friend of mine, who I generally think has good taste, saw it and really
When I was in the tenth grade, I fell a little in love with Lisa Loeb. I stole her CDs from my mom and I listened to them constantly. I wanted glasses like hers and to play songs on the guitar like
American Factory, a new Netflix Original documentary, follows a group of workers after a General Motors plant closes in Dayton, Ohio and a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in its place. As the
“Based on a true lie,” The Farewell is the story of a family concealing from its matriarch, Nai Nai (Shuzen Zhao), that she is dying from lung cancer. The story opens on Billi (Awkwafina) struggling
When Veronica Mars first came out on the CW in 2004, its premise felt radical and very fun. The show took the character of a hardboiled private detective and packaged it in a petite blond high school
Would you rather watch a really stupid movie that made you laugh or a well-made movie that moves slowly? This week, I had both experiences, and I think I personally would choose the stupid movie.
“The world is full of miracles,” Ellie Appleton says in the new movie, Yesterday.
“Like what?” her best friend, Jack, demands.
“Benedict Cumberbatch becoming a sex symbol.” Little jokes like
The other day, my husband, Julio, came home from work and wanted to watch reruns of Scandal, like we have been doing. I was about ten minutes into Always Be My Maybe, Netflix’s new romantic comedy,