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).
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 ...1