Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
Featured Image

Flee

The most urgent and relevant Oscar-nominated film of 2022, Flee is a deeply personal documentary about a man’s childhood as a refugee that inspires as it creates empathy for those forced out of their homelands.

Featured Image

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.

Featured Image

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.

Featured Image

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.

Featured Image

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.

Featured Image

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

Read More »
Featured Image

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.

Featured Image

Dolores

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

Featured Image

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.

Melissa Roth

Melissa Roth has written for Rolling Stone, VanityFair.com, Marie Claire, and The Washington Post, among other outlets.
Featured Image

Watch These Breaking Bad Episodes Before Better Call Saul‘s Return

Before we knew him as Jimmy McGill, we met him as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad. Here are some of his best moments.

Featured Image

Parallels

This French time-travel series on Disney+ has been compared to Stranger Things and Dark, but you can actually watch it with your kids.

Featured Image

Two Men at War

This documentary special helps put the Ukraine war in context through an analysis of the history and psychology of the two very different men at the center of it.

Featured Image

Severance Season 1 Finale: Our Predictions and Theories

As we head into the Severance finale, we have some big questions we need answered and a few theories of our own.

Featured Image

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a collage of farce, action, sci-fi, and metaphysical drama that’s entertaining, yet not overdone.

Featured Image

The Best New Movies and TV Shows to Stream in April 2022

If you’re looking for something brand new to stream April, check our our list of titles premiering for the first time this month.

Featured Image

Moon Knight

The first Disney+ series to introduce a character we haven’t already met in the MCU, Moon Knight throws everything at the wall, and most of it sticks thanks to a diligent and dedicated creative team.

Featured Image

Bridgerton Season 2: The Best Bits from the Book

Every adaptation makes changes to the source material, but here our some of our favorite things from the Bridgerton books they kept for the series.

Featured Image

Flee

The most urgent and relevant Oscar-nominated film of 2022, Flee is a deeply personal documentary about a man’s childhood as a refugee that inspires as it creates empathy for those forced out of their homelands.

2 how-friends-became-the-ultimate-watercooler-hit
Featured Image

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is a wildly imaginative take on the superhero genre, but it works mainly because of the strong characters and dysfunctional family at its core.

Featured Image

Rutherford Falls

Rutherford Falls is a clever and sweet satire similar to Michael Schur’s other half-hour comedies. Like Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, it’s surprisingly deep and deserves just as much attention.

Featured Image

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Cha Cha Real Smooth is a sweet, intimate antidote to all the noisy summer blockbusters out there. Filmmaker Cooper Raiff proves he’s someone to keep a close eye on.

Featured Image

The 10 Best Episodes of Love, Death + Robots

Netflix’s animated anthology Love, Death + Robots includes so many worthwhile episodes, but these 10 are a great place to start.

Featured Image

We are Lady Parts

This is a funny, endearing, fresh show that demonstrates what proper representation looks like.

Featured Image

Why I’m Watching Ms. Marvel and You Should Too

Ms. Marvel delivers the representation Muslims finally deserve. And you don’t have to be Muslim to appreciate it.

Featured Image

Fire Island

Fire Island is one of the best gay films released in recent memory. It’s funny, it’s romantic, and it is beautifully written, acted, and directed. It may not win Oscars–comedies rarely do; gay films more rarely still–but it is an instant classic that critics and audiences will be citing for years.

Scroll to Top