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The Quick Take for March 14, 2014
Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Enemy'

Streaming Picks

More great picks are available on Netflix this week. Watch Jack Nicolson and Helen Hunt in the award-winning film As Good as It Gets. For an older classic, take a vacation with Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. If you love Les Misérables, the film (read: non-musical) version with Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Claire Danes, and Uma Thurman is also available to stream. For a movie with the kiddos, try The Book Thief on demand or on Amazon Instant Video (read CT Women's thoughts on the film here).

Critics Roundup

Denis Villeneuve's new film Enemy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, opens in theaters today. Most critics love this dark, thrilling ride, especially Gyllenhaal's performance of both the history professor, Adam, and the actor, Anthony. Trey Graham for NPR says Enemy "makes a strong case for Jake Gyllenhaal as maybe our most enigmatic young leading man." Time Out New York says splitting Gyllenhaal into two might not be the best idea, since the counterparts never actually blur and morph into one another, never taking "the psychological plunge the movie seems to be intimating." And the New York Post calls the film "low-key, murky, and pretentious." Yet, The Dissolve says Enemy is the best of its genre since Roman Polanski's The Tenant and "the last five minutes are just as unpredictable."

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is ongoing this week and some new films and TV shows have been getting noticed. Fort Tilden was the Grand Jury Winner in the Narrative Feature Competition and The Great Invisible took the Documentary Feature Competition. Kenneth Morefield discusses both films in one of our SXSW updates. SXSW also premiered the first two episode of the anticipated HBO series "Silicon Valley," which airs on April 6. Also among the SXSW screenings were Veronica Mars (read our review here) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (our review).

Movie News

A new app is available to help moviegoers "get lost in the movie, not in translation." Olenka Polap and her brother Adam developed myLINGO, which gives moviegoers the capability to watch a film in the theaters and listen to the audio track in their language, via their smartphones and headphones. MyLINGO is being advertised alongside the new film Cesar Chavez, which Kenneth Morefield discusses in his Day 4 SXSW update. Cesar Chavez and myLINGO premiere on Friday, March 28.

Veil of Tears also premieres on March 28. A documentary narrated by Natalie Grant, Veil of Tears tells the story of persecuted women in India and calls viewers to action—to free and empower these women, first and foremost with the Gospel. Natalie Grant writes about Veil of Tears and her experience during her time in India for Crosswalk Women.

Remember when Amazon offered ten new pilots for viewers to vote on whether or not they wanted the whole season? Well, apparently Bosch, The After, Mozart in the Jungle, and Transparent are moving forward. Read more here and here.

Heather Cate is a spring intern with Christianity Today Movies and a student at The King's College in New York City.

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The Quick Take for March 14, 2014