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FILM REVIEW: AMERICAN FACTORY

Wildcat Project
American Factory offers a unique journey into the transformation of an Ohio factory, and the lives of all those caught in it.

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The Radical Sincerity of The OA

Sophie Gilbert The Atlantic
With San Francisco, The OA has a locale that embodies all the fractures of the current moment: the dichotomy between rich and poor, the ongoing disruptions in the way people experience reality.

Media Bits and Bytes - March 19, 2019

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Jane Mayer on Fox's Friends; Murdoch Oversteps in NZ; Huawei Stoops to Conquer; Google's DC Clout; Netflex Cancels "One Day"; Media vs Bernie

Since When Does Netflix Take Marching Orders From Saudi Arabia?

Dean Obeidallah The Daily Beast
Netflix has the power to reject attempts to silence those who use comedy to speak truth to power. Anything less makes the company complicit in Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's plan to stifle those who criticize him.

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‘Collateral’ Is Essential—and Timely—TV

Alison Herman The Ringer
The British miniseries Collateral, which premiered on Netflix last Friday after an initial run on BBC Two last month, is to a post-Brexit United Kingdom what recent seasons of American Horror Story: Cult, American Crime, and even Broad City are to a post-Trump United States.

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‘Babylon Berlin’ Is A Big-Budget Cautionary Tale Against Bigotry and Excess

Tess Cagle Daily Dot
Aside from the sheer entertainment of the series, Babylon Berlin offers its new American audience the warning it needs in 2018. As the plot progresses, Rath must choose between his morals and nationalism—something Americans struggle with often in the 21st century. But Babylon Berlin shows us how a progressive nation can crumble when it allows bigotry and intolerance to fester.

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The Epic Grift of Dirty Money

Sophie Gilbert The Atlantic
Netflix’s new six-part documentary series is an enthralling take on cons and corporate malfeasance, from money laundering for cartels to the Trump Organization.
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