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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
As much about a class as it is about sexuality, Beautiful Thing bucked tradition by focusing on working class teens coming out. Even now, 25 years after its release, it is an intersection rarely depicted on-screen.
Earning the most Emmy nominations for a freshman comedy, Ted Lasso delivered the role model we didn’t know we needed, and proved that upbeat comedy can win over critics, academy voters, and fans across the generations and political divides.
Tuca & Bertie, the adult animated sitcom created by BoJack Horseman producer Lisa Hanawalt, just started its long-awaited second season on Adult Swim (the season premiere is available to stream on YouTube and adultswim.com). While it originally premiered in 2019 on Netflix, and the first season is still available to stream there, the second season
Filled with life, music, color, and passion, In the Heights literally radiates joy. Come for the music and big dance numbers, stay for the touching and intimate portrait of the immigrant experience in America — from several points of view.
Yellowjackets is a dark and potent cocktail, mixing genres in a way that makes it fresh and different from anything you’ve seen before. It digs deep into the human psyche, testing the boundaries of what its characters (and audience) can endure, but also keeps you wanting more.
The Power of the Dog delivers amazing vistas and performances, some of which may still be seared in the mind after viewing. There is a uniqueness in the story and in the acting, thanks to the joint efforts of Campion and Cumberbatch.