It can be hard to keep up with what's going on in the world of movies and television—but we're here to help out.
Each week in the CT Movies Quick Take, we check up on how the critics are responding to a couple recent releases, update you on the biggest movie news, and suggest a few picks to stream at home on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.
One quick read, and you're caught up for the week.
Streaming This Week
There's some new stuff on Netflix to check out this weekend—like the documentary Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight, which gives a little insight into the lives of those people who jump off cliffs on YouTube. If you're looking for something a little more classic, try the family-friendly 60's thriller Charade (complete with Audrey Hepburn). Or if you're into gritty and bold dramas, Daniel Day Lewis stars in the critically-acclaimed Paul Thomas Anderson film There Will Be Blood.
The surreally sober I Declare War garnered a series of not-so-bad ratings from critics this week. When contrasted with the darker Lord Of The Flies, "writer/co-director Jason Lepeyre and his directing partner Robert Wilson take much of the allegorical sting out of Golding's work," says Scott Tobias at The Dissolve. But the critics who dug deep for allegory in this film found plenty of sting; Andrew Schenker at The Slant declared the movie's message to be "that real-life armed conflict is little more than the result of a childlike impulse to cause harm to others because of feelings of inferiority or a simple will to power." But most critics resound with Nathan Adams of Film School Rejects, who seems to be shrugging as he says "The film doesn't seem ...1