It’s January, and if your new year’s resolution was to watch best movies, then good news: We’ve got
you covered (The bad news: You have terribly low ambitions). From comfort-food classics to a new
Netflix documentary series that finds a comedian completely reinventing herself (and does not involve
murder cases), there’s a hot, hungover mess of great new things to stream this month. So sit back, relax,
and enjoy our guide to the best of what’s new to view during the first month of 2016. Because you don’t
have to get off your couch for this to be the best year ever.
Breakfast at Tiffany
Truman Capote may have been mortified that the movie adaptation of his life-in-NYC novella
transformed the book’s hard-luck heroine into the original manic pixie dream girl, but Audrey Hepburn’s
iconic take on Holly Golightly was worth it. Blake Edward’s charming rom-com about a slippery
Manhattan society girl is definitely a product of its time (we’re looking at you, Mr. Yunioshi). And yet, it’s
Hepburn who makes it timeless, thanks to her turn as a woman who just wants to be as true to herself as
the rendition of “Moon River” she croons over the credits.
Tired of being shackled to the desk of her E! talk show Chelsea Lately, comedian Chelsea Handler takes
her sardonic sense of humor to Netflix, where she can do whatever the hell she wants. And what she
wants to do, it turns out, is make four documentaries about the wild and crazy world that exists out there
beyond the confines of a studio set. “I want to understand how things work” Handler announces in
Chelsea Does Silicon Valley, before administering a Turing Test to a decapitated android. You can
imagine how much more dangerous her mission might get in Chelsea Does Marriage, Chelsea Does
Racism, and — finally, the one we’ve all been waiting for — Chelsea Does Drugs.