the quarantine stream the knick

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

The Series: The Knick

Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max

The Pitch: The life and times of several people connected with a hospital in 1900 New York City.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Knickonly lasted two seasons, but they’re two great seasons that you can binge through in no time. Although maybe you should pace yourself – the series is often quite bleak and bloody. But that’s part of its charm.

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the knick streaming

The Knick, Steven Soderbergh‘s amazing series about the life and times of people working in and around a fictional 1900s New York hospital, is finally headed to HBO Max. The series ran for two seasons on Cinemax, but even though Cinemax and HBO Max are owned by the same company, The Knick hasn’t been available to stream on the new-ish streaming service. That’s going to change this weekend, with The Knick streaming on HBO Max starting February 20. In addition to that, another Cinemax show, Banshee, is also headed to HBO Max next week.

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Reviewing Drumming Scenes in Movies

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a professional drummer analyzes drumming scenes from movies like Whiplash, Drumline, Wayne’s World, and more. Plus, listen as Oscar-winning make-up artist Nicki Ledermann talks about her work on Joker, The Devil Wears Prada, The Greatest Showman, and more. And finally, learn the differences between John Carptner‘s They Live and Ray Nelson‘s short story that inspired it. Read More »

the knick season 3

The Knick, one of the best shows of the 21st century, is coming back. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, the Cinemax series ran for two seasons, with Steven Soderberg directing all 20 episodes. Cinemax canceled the show after two seasons, but Soderbergh and company were able to wrap things up, albeit in surprising, often unsettling ways. Still, fans have longed for more, and it sounds like we’re finally going to get it, thanks to Barry Jenkins and Knick star André Holland.

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the knick canceled

The doctor is out, and The Knick is no more.

The Steven Soderbergh-helmed period medical drama has officially been canceled by Cinemax after two critically acclaimed seasons. The news comes more than a year after the Season 2 finale, which seemed pretty — erm — final for one particular main character.

Spoilers ahead, of course, as we linger on this show’s demise.

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Everything Steven Soderbergh Watched and Read in 2015

Steven Soderbergh Haywire

For the past couple of years, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) has been keeping track of everything he watches and reads in a year. Considering he was recently working on season two of Cinemax’s The Knick, it’s kind of astonishing how much entertainment he consumed this year.

Find out what Steven Soderbergh watched and read in 2015 after the jump.

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Steven Soderbergh Haywire

It’s only been two years since Steven Soderbergh left behind filmmaking. Ever since “retiring,” though, Soderbergh has found a more than welcoming home in television. The last movie we saw from him was for TV, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, and he’s about to debut the second season of his show The Knick. The news of an early Soderbergh retirement was saddening, to say the least, but understandable. Read his current thoughts on retirement and TV after the jump.

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Our 12 Most Anticipated Returning Fall 2015 TV Shows

Fargo Season 2 (header)

It’s not like we were short on stuff to watch this summer (hello, UnREAL, nice to see you, Mr. Robot), but when it comes to TV there’s no time like the fall. Along with the annual onslaught of new shows competing for our attention, we’re ready to welcome a bunch of old favorites back to our DVRs. After the jump, some of the fall 2015 returning shows we’re most excited for. Read More »

‘The Knick’ Trailer: Drugs, Ambition, and Insanity

The Knick Trailer

I can’t wait for the October return of Steven Soderbergh‘s The Knick, which will be going into its second season. Once again, Soderbergh directs and shoots every episode of the series, and probably does much of the editing as well. This new look at the second season is even more appealing than the last because it teases far more stuff, and far weirder stuff — for instance, what’s up with that fireball blowing up in some surgeon’s face towards the end of this latest The Knick trailer? Read More »

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The Knick S2 teaser

Here’s a gorgeous teaser for The Knick season two, which comes complete with an announcement that Steven Soderbergh‘s excellent series returns to Cinemax on October 16. Clive Owen and most of the rest of the S1 cast returns, but this time at least part of the story goes to San Francisco along with Cornelia Robertson (Juliet Rylance). We still don’t know much about the thrust of this season, though we can expect it to deal with heroin, further competition over medical advances, and gangsters and loan sharking, for starters.

Not that you’ll see too much of all that in The Knick S2 teaser below, which is mostly lovely atmospheric shots, albeit ones that have a quiet beauty and sometimes even a grand sense of oppressiveness to them.  Read More »