Near Dark

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Near Dark

Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion Channel

The Pitch: Boy meets girl. Girl is a vampire. Girl bites boy, and her gang of vampire friends takes him under their wing. Can he handle the lifestyle?

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: There are several reasons to recommend this movie, but the late Bill Paxton‘s supporting performance is at the very top of the list. He’s a live wire here, playing a loose cannon vampire who feels like pure danger slinking around in a skin-tight leather jacket. Paxton tragically passed away in 2017 at the age of 61, and if he had to die before his time, I’m glad he got to deliver this absolutely kick-ass performance in director Kathryn Bigelow‘s explosive thriller before he went. Read More »

Best Movies Streaming Right Now Inside Llewyn Davis

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

Here we are again, standing in front of the vast wilderness of streaming. I’m sure as I’m typing this, at least five more streaming services are being created. All these options can make choices overwhelming, but that’s why I’m here. Let me make the choice for you. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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/Answers: Our Favorite Movie and TV Parents

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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with this weekend’s Snatched and last weekend’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, asks “Who are your favorite film or television parents?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

If you’d like to share your favorite mothers and fathers from the movies of TV, please send your thoughts to for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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