Streaming on Netflix

A special note: the documentary Wrestling for Jesus, made by Nathan Clarke (who is also video director at Christianity Today and directed CT's "This Is Our City" project) is releasing to VOD on November 12. This poignant film tells the story of a man who starts a Christian professional wrestling league. Read Kenneth Morefield's review of this authentic and urgent film on his blog here.

And there's lots to watch on Netflix, too. Poirot is a British TV mystery series, based on the novels by Agatha Christie—and several episodes are now available (the final episode of the 24-year series is in production this year (read about it here). It's pretty family-friendly, but if it's not fast-paced enough for kids, Disney's Mulan is also available. If you're looking for a cheeky contemporary musical, The Producers starring Matthew Broderick is available. And lovers of classic romance can sink back and watch Gregory Peck woo Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday.

Critics Roundup

The Motel Life is in limited release this weekend, and critics like the performances. Andy Webster of The New York Times says this film watches "like an outlaw-country song" with acting and ambience that "resonate." The Hollywood Reporter's Deborah Young agrees, claiming there's not enough background details for convincing characters but "the central performances by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff hold the film together with the intensity of their brotherly affection and support." And Jessica Kiang of praised more than just the acting: "We're anxious not to overpraise it, because to go in with overhyped expectations for this small, contained ...

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