What to Watch in January 2017

Your guide to the month’s must-watch movies, TV shows, and series to stream.

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The Founder

Sometimes interesting films—and interesting performances—can get lost in the end of the year awards melee. Case in point, Michael Keaton’s turn as Ray Kroc, the man who took a San Bernardino burger stand named McDonald’s and transformed it into the global fast-food conglomerate we all know and love (or love to hate) today. From There Will Be Blood to Steve Jobs, American cinema has evinced a penchant of late for eviscerating the dark side of the Horatio Alger myth: ruthless businessmen steamrolling all the little people on their way to world domination. But with Keaton you know you’ll always get a sui generis performance, and his take on Kroc as simultaneously reptilian and relatable seems like particularly apropos viewing these days. The Founder in theaters January 20; thefounderfilm.com.