Tag: amazon

Notes on Streaming: RUNAWAYS and THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL

Recently premiering on the Hulu streaming service and now debuting new episodes every Tuesday, Runaways offers a different spin on the Marvel universe. Rather than the darker, more violent take offered by the label's flurry of Netflix shows -- Daredevil,...

Trailer: Anacondas, Crocodiles, Sunken Ships Abound in Bengali Adventure Film AMAZON OBHIJAAN

While Indian cinema still remains toplined by Hindi cinema to overseas audiences, the fact is that India now lives in a post-Baahubali world, where regional cinemas are regularly churning out films that could give Hindi cinema a run for their...

Notes on Streaming: THE LAST TYCOON, Searching for Optimists in a Sea of Cynicism

Old Hollywood comes to life in The Last Tycoon, inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished last novel, but surely influenced by the machinations of present-day Hollywood. Fitzgerald's novel, prepared by Edmund Wilson, was published posthumously in 1941, soon after the...

Interview: Listen to Music On Screen - Author Dennis McNally, Archivist David Lemieux, and Director Amir Bar-Lev on LONG STRANGE TRIP

Throughout this trilogy of podcast episodes, I’ve spoken about musical sources and the faraway fruits of their trajectories via music documentaries. In the first installment, Rumble spoke to the varying multi-cultural influences on roots music at the turn of the...

Streaming Reviews: I LOVE DICK, Season 1; MASTER OF NONE, Season 2

Over the weekend, two notable series made their full-season debuts on competing streaming services. Each confounds, to a degree, assumptions I'd made about the relative strengths (and weaknesses) of those services. Both are definitely worth sampling. A prickly, confrontational affair...

Gaiman And Pratchett's GOOD OMENS Coming To Amazon

Oh, it's good news here for scifi-fantasy fans with word reaking this morning that author Neil Gaiman is on board as an executive producer for an adaptation of Good Omens - the apocalyptic comedy he co-wrote with Terry Pratchett -...

INFERNAL AFFAIRS Heads to Amazon via THE DEPARTED

Ten years ago, Martin Scorsese's somewhat ungainly The Departed took flight from Andrew Lau and Alan Mak's terrific thriller Infernal Affairs, eventually earning Scorsese his long overdue first Academy Award. Now a new version is heading to the Amazon streaming...

Exclusive Clip: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, "Now He Will Cure Us All!"

After a successful festival run last year, Embrace of the Serpent opened in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend. Our own Patrick Holzapfel wrote in part: "It is one of those films that rarely gets made,...

Review: EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT, A Spiritual Quest With A Political Regret

Inspired by Theodor Koch-Grunberg and Richard Evans Schultes, the first explorers of the Colombian Amazon, Embrace of the Serpent is a spiritual quest with a political regret. We follow two stories of German explorers (one of them is Jan Bijvoet...

Critical Distance: A TRANSPARENT Look At MOZART IN THE JUNGLE

The sophomore slump poses a very real danger to critically-praised creative debuts. On the small screen, all one needs to do is point to HBO's True Detective, a show that dissolved into frustrating nothingness during its second season. Divorced from...

Shane Black And Fred Dekker Hang On The EDGE Of A Series

Amazon Studios won awards with its dramatic, heart-warming look into the transgender community in the series Transparent, and now the eCommerce giant has produced a series of pilots that viewers can vote on to a bonafide series.A standout of these...

Review: A HISTORY OF RADNESS, How Rock And Roll Can Save Your Life

Henry Rollins appears as a cross-country coach in A History of Radness, which stamps the show with a mark of musical authenticity, even though he doesn't play a lick of music. Rollins has been acting for more than 20 years,...

Now Streaming: BOSCH, When Minor Keys Strike Major Chords

Harry Bosch is a collision waiting to happen. As essayed by Titus Welliver in the first 10 episodes of Bosch, a new series that debuted in its entirety on Amazon.com over the weekend, the titular character is a Los Angeles...

Amazon 2015 Pilot Season: THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE Stands Out

Fresh off winning two Golden Globes for the comedy/drama (aka "dramedy") Transparent, Amazon's annual pilot season is in full bloom, with 13 new pilot episodes debuting in the past few days. Of those, six are aimed at children, so I...

Woody Allen Heads To Amazon

Woody Allen is heading back to TV. Or, er, well kinda. A near lifetime after getting his start as a writer on The Tonight Show and Candid Camera, the Annie Hall director is set to write and direct an entire...

Destroy All Monsters: Box Office Mojo No Go

Did you know that Box Office Mojo was owned by the IMDB? I didn't; at least, not until this past Saturday. What about the IMDB: did you know they were owned by Amazon? Another one of Saturday's lessons. There was...