Jeffrey M. Anderson

Freelance contributor

Jeffrey has been a working film critic for more than 14 years. He first fell in love with the movies at age six while watching "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" and served as staff critic for the San Francisco Examiner from 2000 through 2003.

The best traditional Christmas movies for streaming

The best traditional Christmas movies for streaming

From old classics to modern favorites, these 12 Christmas movies offer good tidings and cheer for all ages.

Blu-ray breakdown: The best movies newly available on disc

Blu-ray breakdown: The best movies newly available on disc

These recent, notable DVD and Blu-ray releases offer up cheery and chilling entertainment alike.

Talking Turkey: Presenting the best movies to stream over the Thanksgiving holiday

Talking Turkey: Presenting the best movies to stream over the Thanksgiving holiday

We’ve picked 20 essential movies for you, with topics ranging from feasts to families.

Best Halloween cult classic movies for streaming

Best Halloween cult classic movies for streaming

20 cult movie favorites from Halloweens past will give you thrills and chills from the safety of your living room.

Thirteen modern classics to stream for Halloween

Thirteen modern classics to stream for Halloween

A selection of chillers—and suggestions for double-features—from recent years to help you celebrate the spookiest of holidays.

The 10 best Amazon Prime original series

The 10 best Amazon Prime original series

Amazon’s slate of original shows has won acclaim and awards. These are our favorites.

The best Netflix TV shows: There are many, but these are the most binge-worthy

The best Netflix TV shows: There are many, but these are the most binge-worthy

Our top-10 list has 14 recommendations, from Stranger Things to Jessica Jones, because we couldn’t break two ties.

The best—and worst—Netflix original movies

The best—and worst—Netflix original movies

Netflix has produced a considerable number of films. Our guide will help you decide which ones are worth watching, and which are to be avoided.

The best movies to stream this New Year’s Eve weekend

The best movies to stream this New Year’s Eve weekend

Ring in the New Year with your favorite libation and these 14 party movies.

More great holiday movies to stream and give thanks for

More great holiday movies to stream and give thanks for

You’ll encounter some odd dishes on our list, plus a couple of turkeys that are still fun to watch.

Stardust: Movies & TV Reactions review: Record and share your reactions to movies, trailers, and TV shows

Stardust: Movies & TV Reactions review: Record and share your reactions to movies, trailers, and TV shows

Who do you trust more, the opinions of friends and family, or critics and algorithms?

Rheo review: This video-streaming/sharing app surfaces videos based on your mood

Rheo review: This video-streaming/sharing app surfaces videos based on your mood

An alternate experience to getting lost on YouTube.

Qello Concerts review: This fantastic streaming service delivers live concert videos and music documentaries
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Qello Concerts review: This fantastic streaming service delivers live concert videos and music documentaries

It's the best idea for music fans since MTV (when MTV was actually about music, that is).

Catch Brad Pitt in Netflix's audacious War Machines

Catch Brad Pitt in Netflix's audacious War Machines

Cinematic masterpieces Blue Velvet and Magnolia join a list of 10 other great movies now available online.

Presenting 12 examples of savvy cinematography, from the moving ‘Manchester by the Sea’ to the creepy ‘Split'

Presenting 12 examples of savvy cinematography, from the moving ‘Manchester by the Sea’ to the creepy ‘Split'

New and notable movies streaming from Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Fandor, and other online services.

13 fabulous movies for streaming-in the new year

13 fabulous movies for streaming-in the new year

Many of this week’s movies celebrate the holiday itself, while others represent the of the best of 2016.

Halloween is coming! Stream these gems to get an early start on your monster mash

Halloween is coming! Stream these gems to get an early start on your monster mash

Here’s a fine collection of chilling monster and ghost movie recommendations, as well as a few favorites for the non-witching hour.

Netflix Flixtape review: It’s all mixed up (and ultimately not worthy of your time)

Netflix Flixtape review: It’s all mixed up (and ultimately not worthy of your time)

The buggy, flawed new Flixtape feature is more fun than useful, and more frustrating than fun.

Best movies for celebrating the Fourth of July

Best movies for celebrating the Fourth of July

Rejoice in our independence by streaming these 12 films.

The horror-movie streaming service Shudder serves up phantasmic scare fare

The horror-movie streaming service Shudder serves up phantasmic scare fare

If you love quality horror films, this streaming service is worth the price of admission.

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