Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
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Charlie Wilson’s War

A suddenly timely look back at how the U.S. first escalated involvement with Afghanistan in the 1980s, told through an eye-opening story that feels like it had to be made up by its Oscar-winning screenwriter, Aaron Sorkin.

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The Last Letter from Your Lover

A date night movie that transports you to a lush 1960s French Riviera, the adaptation of the JoJo Moyes novel entwines two eras and two sharply contrasted romances, delivering a wistful summer escape watch.

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Sex and Lucía

A cinephile’s choice for a Netflix and Chill night, Sex and Lucia is a steamy and intoxicating portrait of two lovers … and their other lovers … that explores the blurry lines between reality and imagination, love and lust, tragedy and obsession.

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My Neighbor Totoro

A joyful, enchanting classic, My Neighbor Tortoro is the rare film that can captivate all ages, from young kids to their parents and grandparents.

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Origin Story: How Friends Became the Ultimate Watercooler Hit

After a year-long delay due to the pandemic, the much-anticipated Friends Reunion Special finally has a “stream date”:  Thursday, May 27th, a tribute to its original “Must-See TV” night.  The big event has already driven legions of fans sign up for HBOMax, turning the service into “Must Stream TV.” David Janollari was a young development

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I May Destroy You

An addictive, provocative, Emmy-nominated limited series that challenges how we think and feel about our own relationships – romantic, platonic, and professional. Creator and star Michaela Coel captivates.

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Dolores

A gripping history lesson that also sheds light on the methods, risks, and compromises required to organize and sustain a movement.

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I Am Greta

Surprising and inspiring, I Am Greta is a testament to the power of one voice — no matter the age.  Watch it with the disenchanted young student in your life.

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What to Discover on Discovery+

If you don’t know where to start when it comes to streaming services, The Watercooler is here to help. To kick off the new year, we’re running down our must-watch shows and films by platform so you can dive into the world of streaming and head straight for the good stuff. Be sure to read

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Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
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Go Beyond this Halloween with these International Horror Movies

Most horror aficionados have seen the American classics: The Shining, The Exorcist, all the Halloween movies, or any of the other big franchises. You know the ones. While these films are disturbing in their own ways, American horror often follows similar, predictable patterns and tropes. If you’re ready to mix it up with something different

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Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building is a gripping mystery with a touch of comedy, a strong sense of style, and charm to spare. There’s nothing else like it on TV right now.

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Succession

Come to Succession for the palace intrigue, stay for the sheer enjoyment of watching a talented cast at the top of their game go head to head in every episode.

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The Best Halloween Movies to Stream on Disney+

If you’re on the squeamish side or have little ones to entertain this Halloween season, look no further than Disney+ and its abundant collection of not-so-scary movies to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Watch These Sopranos Episodes to Appreciate The Many Saints of Newark

Thanks to the recently released prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, a lot of viewers are rediscovering—or even discovering for the first time—the brilliance of The Sopranos (which scored record ratings on HBO Max in the wake of the film’s release). In case you don’t have time to binge all six seasons of the

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On My Block

A clever, witty, and endearing look at the lives of inner-city teenagers that will make you laugh out loud but also sob uncontrollably. On My Block is the perfect blend of romance, drama, and comedy, a true standout in the world of teen drama. 

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What to Watch After Squid Game

If you happen to be one of the many, many viewers who have already burned through all nine episodes on Netflix, you’re probably going through a lot of feelings right now. If one of them is indecision over what to watch next, we can help with that.

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The Many Saints of Newark

While it can’t be compared to The Sopranos, the prequel Many Saints of Newark opens a new angle on the anti-hero standard, and for better or worse, it will make you remember the classic HBO series even more fondly.

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Go Beyond this Halloween with these International Horror Movies

Most horror aficionados have seen the American classics: The Shining, The Exorcist, all the Halloween movies, or any of the other big franchises. You know the ones. While these films are disturbing in their own ways, American horror often follows similar, predictable patterns and tropes. If you’re ready to mix it up with something different

Read More »
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Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the Building is a gripping mystery with a touch of comedy, a strong sense of style, and charm to spare. There’s nothing else like it on TV right now.

Featured Image

Succession

Come to Succession for the palace intrigue, stay for the sheer enjoyment of watching a talented cast at the top of their game go head to head in every episode.

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The Best Halloween Movies to Stream on Disney+

If you’re on the squeamish side or have little ones to entertain this Halloween season, look no further than Disney+ and its abundant collection of not-so-scary movies to get you in the holiday spirit.

Featured Image

Watch These Sopranos Episodes to Appreciate The Many Saints of Newark

Thanks to the recently released prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, a lot of viewers are rediscovering—or even discovering for the first time—the brilliance of The Sopranos (which scored record ratings on HBO Max in the wake of the film’s release). In case you don’t have time to binge all six seasons of the

Read More »
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On My Block

A clever, witty, and endearing look at the lives of inner-city teenagers that will make you laugh out loud but also sob uncontrollably. On My Block is the perfect blend of romance, drama, and comedy, a true standout in the world of teen drama. 

Featured Image

What to Watch After Squid Game

If you happen to be one of the many, many viewers who have already burned through all nine episodes on Netflix, you’re probably going through a lot of feelings right now. If one of them is indecision over what to watch next, we can help with that.

Featured Image

The Many Saints of Newark

While it can’t be compared to The Sopranos, the prequel Many Saints of Newark opens a new angle on the anti-hero standard, and for better or worse, it will make you remember the classic HBO series even more fondly.

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