Chris Osterndorf

Chris Osterndorf is an entertainment reporter and movie critic based in Los Angeles. He holds a degree in cinema from Chicago’s DePaul University. His work has appeared on the Daily Dot, Mic, the Script Lab, Salon, the Week, xoJane, and more.

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The best sad movies on Netflix

Sometimes you just need a good cry.

On Oct 13, 2020 by Chris Osterndorf

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How to stream the best classic movies on Netflix

These classics never go out of style.

On Oct 13, 2020 by Chris Osterndorf

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The best movies based on true stories on Netflix

Sometimes real life is even more fantastic than fantasy.

On Sep 4, 2020 by Chris Osterndorf, Clara Wang

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The 100 best movies on Netflix right now

We guarantee you'll find something to add to your Netflix queue.

On Jul 7, 2020 by Audra Schroeder, Chris Osterndorf, Eddie Strait, Nico Lang

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‘The Crown’ season 3 switches its cast but loses none of its intrigue

The historical drama is still must-watch TV.

On Nov 18, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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‘The Laundromat’ sacrifices narrative for artistic experimentation

Steven Soderbergh's latest feels as interested in the stylistic choices it employs to tell its story as the story itself.

On Oct 21, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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The ‘Transparent’ finale is messy, flawed, but still worth reckoning with

The acclaimed series concludes with an appropriately excessive spectacle.

On Sep 27, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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‘The Deuce’ goes out on a glorious, bittersweet high note in season 3

David Simon creates another expert meditation on corruption and disenfranchisement.

On Sep 9, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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In season 2, ‘Succession’ has quietly become one of the best shows on TV

I previously dismissed the show for its lack of star power. I'm thrilled that season 2 has proven me wrong.

On Aug 18, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ comes to a messy, beautiful end in a must-watch season 7

From day one, ‘OITNB’ has put its humanity first.

On Jul 26, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a fitting coda to the brilliant, messy series

It’s also got the best swearing you'll hear on TV.

On Jun 3, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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In season 2 of ‘She’s Gotta Have It,’ Spike Lee remains unapologetically himself

Lee takes a well-earned victory lap in the show's latest season.

On May 24, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf


In a world where entertainment is bigger than ever, Netflix’s ‘Easy’ is gloriously small

The underrated series goes out in style.

On May 10, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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How ‘You’re the Worst’ and ‘Catastrophe’ went from subverting the romantic comedy to reinventing it

Both shows asked how romance functions in real life, and how to make that funny.

On Apr 3, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf

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In season 2, ‘Barry’ definitively becomes HBO’s best comedy

Bill Hader's black comedy escapes classification in a killer second season.

On Mar 31, 2019 by Chris Osterndorf