Halloween Kills is a worthy entry in the Halloween franchise. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it’s an above-average slasher movie that will get you in the spooky season mood.
What You Need to Know About Impeachment: American Crime Story
Each season of FX’s American Crime Story franchise, executive producer Ryan Murphy and his team of collaborators dramatize a true crime that dominated headlines in the ‘90s. It’s renowned for finding fresh, compelling angles that re-evaluate well-known stories while providing juicy parts for ambitious actors. The first season, The People v. O.J. Simpson, came out
A fun, sexy revival of a lost genre with a modern twist. If you like movies that make you feel a little bit dirty for enjoying them, The Voyeurs will float your boat.
After the Dystopian Drama See, Get Inspired by the Blind Magician Documentary Dealt
Welcome to What to Watch After, where you’ll find recommendations inspired by your favorite dark shows and movies that the algorithm couldn’t come up with, and only a thinking human brain would suggest. Instead of more disturbing dystopian serial killer horror, the Watercooler’s after-watch picks work as “palate cleansers” to help clear your head so
If You Loved The White Lotus, Here Are Six Shows to Watch Next
A biting satire series from creator Mike White (Enlightened, School of Rock), White Lotus covers one eventful week at an exclusive Hawaiian luxury resort, where conflict brews between the spoiled rich guests — who are all going through personal crises that money might not be able to fix — and the stressed-out workers who have
The North Water
A dark and intense historical saga, The North Water is not for everyone, but it’s a must-watch for fans of nautical period pieces and truly cinematic television.
Reservation Dogs is a fresh comedy series from a community that’s never made a show like this before. It’s one of the best new comedies of the year so far.
She’s Gotta Have It
Free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) juggles three lovers while trying to stay true to herself in this sexy comedy-drama series that brings a timely update to Spike Lee’s 1986 film. A hidden gem that ran from 2017-2019, it’s waiting to be rediscovered on Netflix.
Too Hot to Handle
If the summer heat is cooking your brain, finish it off by throwing it on the grill that is Too Hot to Handle. There’s an all new season to binge, and you’ll only regret it if you actually feel guilt from your guilty pleasures.
The Other Two: A Catch Up Guide Before Season 3
Chase Dreams (Case Walker) is a 13-year-old from Ohio who becomes an overnight sensation when his video “Marry U at Recess” goes viral. Suddenly in hot demand, he and his mom, Pat, move to New York City for his newfound career. New York is also where his two older adult siblings, Cary and Brooke, live
A Tourist’s Guide to Love
A charming, transporting escape watch for anyone looking for a feel-good romcom that invites you to add Vietnam to your travel bucket list … and to learn to take life, and love, as it comes.
A smart, unique workplace drama set in wealthy 80s Kuwait, The Exchange drops us into a vibrant world we haven’t seen before and looks at it through the eyes of the only two women working at the Kuwaiti stock exchange.
6 Timely Diplomacy Lessons from Netflix’s New #1 Show
In the midst of all the hype about a dating show (Love is Blind) and a dark, LA-set comedy (Beef), a complex political drama that requires undivided attention rose to the top of the Netflix chart: The Diplomat. At its core, it’s a series about bureaucratic machinations, yet the show ups the ante with fast-paced
Beau is Afraid
A film for armchair psychologists and cult film fans, Beau is Afraid is a true original, a genre and mind-bending movie that will leave you trying to decipher fantasy from reality — much like our protagonist.
What’s Worth Watching This Weekend?
From a talky political thriller to a gory take on women’s reproductive health to a French-Japanese drama about wine culture, this weekend’s Watercooler picks are as unique and idiosyncratic as they are worth your attention. There are a lot of new releases to sort through this week, so we’ve narrowed it down to a few
A Watercooler Guide to Jump in to Barry
A Watercooler catch up guide to HBO’s dark comedy, Barry, including the need to know on the characters, previous seasons, and what to expect for the fourth and final season.
The filet mignon of stories about pettiness and hostility, Beef takes a darkly comedic look at how anger can be a source of motivation and creativity when channeled properly. It works as a vicariously vent for our own frustrations: nasty yet somehow therapeutic.
What’s Worth Watching This Weekend?
It’s a juicy weekend full of critical darlings making anticipated final season victory laps, and a Scorsese-led music doc that you’re in danger of missing, despite it being Scorsese-led. The four best drops of the weekend that you’ll want to talk about. A Black Lady Sketch Show The goofy and provocative Emmy-winning sketch show is
How to Fill the Succession Void
Whether you tuned in for the family dysfunction, the timely media-tech business stories, the back-room political machinations, or the Greg and Tom comedy, Succession has captivated many of us over the past five years. Despite their treacherous behavior and ruthless, WTF insults, the characters and their plottings have become a reliably fun and familiar Sunday
You’re the Worst
Through the eyes of two cynics who seem doomed to be alone, You’re the Worst embraces the complexity of modern relationships and the many emotional layers they surface. It’s also an accurate and empathetic portrait of what it’s like to live with clinical depression.
A 90s Slacker Film for the Reluctant College Grad
When Kicking and Screaming came out in 1995, it fit squarely within the youth culture of its time. With Clinton in the White House and the Pixies on the radio, apathy was par for the course. The term “slacker” became a signifier for a certain kind of seemingly unambitious cool-kid scene. Coming of grad-age in
Behind the Scenes of Kandahar: An Interview with Director Ric Roman Waugh
Director Ric Roman Waugh is known for his high-octane, true-to-life action dramas, from Snitch (starring Dwayne Johnson) to National Champions (with J.K. Simmons) to The Angel Has Fallen (starring Gerard Butler). His latest film, Kandahar — in theaters Memorial Day Weekend — drops us into modern day Afghanistan, deep behind enemy lines, as an undercover
A goose-bump inspiring docuseries that takes us on to the field and into the surprising back story of how LA’s new professional women’s soccer team came to be, upending the model behind pro sports teams and finally, truly, changing the game.
Like the community and era they represent, the Derry Girls bring a feisty resilience to their teenage troubles, and in spite of the larger Troubles surrounding them, they’re unafraid to speak their minds and stand up for themselves.
Class of ’09
A smart, complex, and timely take on the past and future of law enforcement in the U.S., Class of ’09 is sure to generate moral questions while driving much needed conversation.
The Other Two
A surprisingly sweet satire about fame in all its forms, The Other Two proves that not even superstars have it easy. But with the support of family — biological or created — making it as an actor/writer/manager/singer/fashion designer/talk show host/influencer is a little more feasible.