Acclaimed director's new 'Okja' begins streaming on Netflix; if you want to dig into more of his work prior to this 2017 triumph, check our streaming guide
Look back at Clint Eastwood in the original adaptation of the novel revisited this year by Sofia Coppola with a very different take on the source material
Exclusive clip of Criterion Channel series 'Adventures in Moviegoing' streaming on FilmStruck: Bill Hader recalls first encounter with Fellini's '8 1/2'
John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara make an enchanting pair in this 1952 classic about an Irish-born American who returns to the Emerald Isle to take control of his family farm — only to fall in love with fiery redhead O’Hara. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova — who, at the time of filming, were a real-life couple and musical collaborators — are the romantic center of John Carney’s 2007 indie musical, about a street performer and budding musician who form a duo, and fall in love, in present-day Dublin. Saoirse Ronan gives arguably 2015’s finest performance as a young Irish woman who travels solo to New York in 1951, only to discover that she has romantic prospects in both Brooklyn and back home, in John Crowley’s superb immigrant drama.
Before the Oscar-winning Moonlight was a glint in his eye, Barry Jenkins entered the film industry as part of the mumblecore generation with his 2008 debut Medicine for Melancholy. Currently streaming on Netflix and available for download in iTunes, Medicine showcases many of the attributes that made Moonlight such a stunner, including a remarkable sense of place — the streets of San Francisco, as opposed to Jenkins’s hometown of Miami — and a subtle eye toward the nuances of two people looking to connect.
If you can't wait for the “La La Land” star's next movie (Terrence Malick’s “Song to Song,” next month), here are five notable Gosling flicks at your fingertips. For instance, Gosling steals every scene he’s in as a wheeler-dealer in “The Big Short,” available on Netflix. And Amazon has “Lars and the Real Girl.”
Hunger Games costar Liam Hemsworth plays a soldier serving in Vietnam in 1969, who travels back to the US to help his buddy (Austin Stowell) romance a girl (Friday Night Lights‘ Aimee Teegarden). Along the way, he meets a group of hippie anti-war activists…including the fetching Candace (Teresa Palmer).
Long before Diego Luna battled Stormtroopers in Rogue One and Gael García Bernal lifted a baton for Mozart in the Jungle, the two actors co-starred together as horny, callow teenagers in the 2001 Spanish-language hit Y Tu Mamá También. Directed by future Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), the Mexican drama follows two bored friends (Luna and Bernal) on summer break who finagle a road trip with an alluring older woman (Maribel Verdú) to a secluded beach that may or may not exist. ...
We just named Blue Is the Warmest Color as one of the 10 great anti-romantic movies to stream. Don’t let that scare you away, though: The acclaimed 2013 French drama won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for its raw, riveting story of introverted high-school student Adèle (a stunning Adèle Exarchopoulos) who falls in desperate love with an older artist named Emma (Léa Seydoux). At the time of its premiere, the film — from director Abdellatif Kechiche — garnered much press for its graphic, epically long sex scenes. ...
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and what better way to get into the mood than with a lovey-dovey movie? Leave it to us to point you in the direction of the finest romantic options available at the click of a button.
It’s that time of year again – when boxes of candy and bouquets of roses became obligatory gifts for that special someone in your life. (Go here for a roundup of 10 totally romantic movies to stream right now.) But what if you don’t currently have anyone to woo and instead would prefer to wallow in your own less than flowery feelings this Feb. 14? Never fear: We’ve compiled a rundown of the 10 best anti-romantic movies currently available for streaming online.
If early reviews are any indication, however, Rings falls woefully short of its chilling predecessors (it currently sits at 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, including pans from Variety and The Hollywood Reporter). Never fear — just follow our suggestions for ten superb horror movies available to stream at home, or on your mobile devices, right now. Frank Darabont’s 2007 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1980 novella is a superior supernatural thriller about a group of neighborhood acquaintances who, after a mysterious mist rolls into town, take refuge in the local grocery store — where at least one citizen proves to be as frightening as the dangers lurking outside.
Kirk Douglas resembles an Easter Island monolith, only with blue eyes and a cleft chin. Mostly he played tenacious guys, like the real-life gladiator-hero that led a slave uprising against Rome in Spartacus. Or Vincent van Gogh, the moody post-Impressionist who pushes away those who care for him in Lust for Life.
Among the many reasons to love Disney’s newly minted blockbuster hit Moana is that it takes audiences on a deep dive into Polynesian culture, drawing on the music and mythology of the Pacific Islands to craft a grand seafaring adventure for its titular heroine. In 2002, Disney took moviegoers on a Hawaiian vacation via Lilo & Stitch, the delightfully rambunctious — and stealthily heartwrenching — odd-couple comedy about a young girl and her pet alien. Coming on the heels of a string of high-profile disappointments, including Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Return to Never Land, Lilo & Stitch gave the Mouse House a much-needed box office boost, grossing almost $150 million in the U.S. and spawning a franchise of several direct-to-video sequels and a TV series.
The 2011 documentary The Real Rocky (now on iTunes) is an excellent primer on the fighter and his battle with Rocky’s writer-star Sylvester Stallone. Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig (who’s also behind this year’s excellent doc Author: The JT LeRoy Story), the film looks at the life and career of Wepner, the Bayonne, New Jersey, boxer Stallone often referenced when talking about the creation of his most iconic character, Rocky Balboa. Stallone later said that the fight became a loose inspiration for the Rocky screenplay, Stallone’s tale of a working-class Philly brawler who gets a title shot against the charismatic champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).
Erin Brockovich One woman fights corruption… and wins. It’s a story that never gets old, and neither does Steven Soderbergh’s galvanizing 2000 drama starring Julia Roberts, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the real-life Brockovich, a single mother and environmental activist who stood up to a major energy corporation. “An exhilarating tale about a woman discovering her full potential and running with it,” Variety’s Todd McCarthy called it at the time. (Available on Showtime, YouTube, iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Google Play) Clueless Because, sometimes, ignorance is bliss. ...
Were the results of the 2016 Election not quite what you expected? In 1960, the same year JFK narrowly defeated Richard Nixon to become the 35th President of the United States, Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho hit theaters. When one woman on the lam finds herself at a secluded motel, she encounters the crazed motel manager, Norman Bates.
The 2016 campaign season has been like a blockbuster thriller. Here are nine films that will keep you entertained while giving you serious election-night jitters.
Nancy Buirski’s 2011 documentary, The Loving Story, functions as the nonfiction mirror image of writer-director Jeff Nichols’s new feature, Loving.
If it were simply the cinematic equivalent of a Reddit thread for rabid Stanley Kubrick cultists, Room 237 would be a one-joke movie. But the triumph of director Rodney Ascher’s beautifully constructed essay film about the legendary director’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining is the way it taps into a specific kind of movie madness that travels well beyond the confines of the Overlook Hotel. ...
All due respect to Midwich, England, but Stephen King fans know that the real village of the damned is Gatlin, Nebraska.
If you’re following the commentary surrounding the presidential election, you may have noticed the term "gaslighting" popping up more and more. Here's why.
While we might be entering the homestretch of this presidential campaign, it feels like it’s never going to end. So it might be good to ignore the realities of Washington for a few hours. Why not stream these three presidential comedies instead, and have a few good chuckles?