By Jessica Gibson

Plus ‘American Beauty’ and ‘A Knight’s Tale.’


Classics dominate the lists of new streaming releases this week. Netflix added the disturbing but enlightening 1990s tragicomedy American Beauty that follows the moral and psychological spiral of a suburban man struggling with an unloving family. You can read Roger Ebert’s review here.

To balance out that heavy film you can also now watch the medieval adventure A Knight’s Tale, which stars Heath Ledger as a passionate commoner who dreams of the glory of knight errantry. With a goofy troop of friends, an exotic princess, and a rock-and-roll soundtrack, it’s a little kitschy and a lot of fun, but has some elements that may not be suitable for kids younger than high school age. You can take a look at The New York Times‘ review here.

Netflix also added the most recent adaptation of the life of Christ, Christopher Spencer’s Son of God, which was adapted from footage from the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible. When he reviewed it for CT, Kenneth R. Morefield said watching the film “was not a dreadful experience, but it wasn’t a particularly inspirational or entertaining one, either.” You can read the full review here.

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Source:: Christianity Today