Netflix’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” is an unnerving, engrossing drama

Writer/director Sara Colangelo’s The Kindergarten Teacher is a beguiling film. The remake of Israeli writer/director Nadav Lapid’s 2014 film of the same name starts as a fairly benign drama about a teacher living a frustrated…

“Big Mouth” is the best-kept secret on Netflix

Puberty! Everyone experiences it, and no one comes out unscathed. From the jocks to the nerds, that time in your life when your body changes and your hormones spike is…

Flight of the Conchords’ HBO comeback is a nostalgic return to form

In the very first episode of Flight of the Conchords, which first aired more than 11 years ago, Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement perform “I’m Not Crying,” a dramatic song…

Netflix rom-com ‘The Laws of Thermodynamics’ overthinks the chemistry

Director Mateo Gil (Blackthorn, Realive) makes a brainy, but an ultimately unfulfilling Spanish-language romantic comedy in Netflix‘s The Laws of Thermodynamics, which plots along notions that the permanent universal laws…

Did Netflix delete user reviews to save face?

Last month, Netflix made good on a promise to do away with its user review platform and deleted all reviews from the site. Netflix claimed at the time that people weren’t leaving as many…

Netflix import ‘Ghoul’ is powerful horror inspired by Arab folklore

In the Netflix import Ghoul, Nida (Radhika Apte), a loyal young interrogator working for the Indian government, is assigned to a covert facility where suspected terrorists and anti-government activists are…