Monday, February 18, 2019

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Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019

Straight, "no chaser" is how NBA agent Ray Burke (Andre Holland) likes his news in "High Flying Bird," and the same could be said for the cinematic preferences of director Steven Soderbergh, whose stripped-down latest is a fleet-footed fast break of a movie.

"High Flying Bird," Soderbergh...

Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

The art installation, so often a playground in the contemporary art museum, is in Dan Gilroy's gloriously gory satire "Velvet Buzzsaw" a terror chamber. Interactivity is involuntary.

"Velvet Buzzsaw ," which opens on the Art Basel Miami Beach fair, assembles a glittering gallery of art-...

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019

Netflix has entered into a multi-year overall deal with Darla Anderson (Coco, Cars, Toy Story 3), the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA award-winning producer. At Netflix, Anderson will develop and produce new animated and live action projects, both feature films and series, for...

Monday, Jan. 28, 2019

Dan Gilroy's satirical contemporary art world thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but he and his team gave audiences at the Sundance Film Festival a sneak peek at the film Sunday night where the most-common word used to praise it was "weird...

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019

Director Vicky Jewson was looking for women with dangerous jobs to get inspiration for her next project when she came across the name Jacquie Davis. Davis is a bodyguard, a rare profession for a woman, and has in the past 30 years protected everyone from royals to celebrities like Nicole Kidman...

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Among the bumper crop of original series debuting this month on Netflix is one that's both a time warp and a trans-Atlantic hug. It's called "Sex Education" and it's like a classic John Hughes high school comedy bloomed in the United Kingdom.

"It's very much a contemporary British love...

Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019

Streaming TV may never again be as simple, or as affordable, as it is now.

Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix's dominance. Netflix viewers will no longer be able to watch hit movies such as "Black Panther" or "Moana,"...

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019

Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj's "Patriot Act" series that criticized the kingdom's powerful crown prince.

The American comedian used his second episode, released Oct. 28, to criticize Crown Prince...

Friday, Dec. 28, 2018

For so long, movies around the holidays have been merry and bright. Lately, more and more seem murderous and designed to fright.

Take this winter, where, of course, sugary options abounded, such as "Mary Poppins Returns" on the big screen and "A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding" on TV...

Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

After a year like this, Netflix shows no signs of chilling.

The dominant online video streamer started 2018 with almost 118 million subscribers, went on to win its first feature-film Oscar, briefly surpassed Disney as the most valuable U.S. media company, lured the likes of superstar show...

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