Netflix v Modi and the battle for Indian cinema’s soul

Netflix v Modi and the battle for Indian cinema’s soul

March 26, 2021 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

One afternoon before the pandemic, I went to a decommissioned hospital in West London to meet the Hindi film director Anurag Kashyap on the set of his new Netflix production. The old maternity unit where he was filming had never been entirely cleared out. Members of his crew, recently arrived from Mumbai, were maneuvering around…

Netflix faces growing political uproar over the film ‘Cuties’ as critics argue it’s ‘complicit’ in child trafficking

Netflix faces growing political uproar over the film ‘Cuties’ as critics argue it’s ‘complicit’ in child trafficking

September 12, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Summary List PlacementThe coming-of-age French film “Cuties” is drawing strong opposition from a growing number of Capitol Hill lawmakers who are demanding investigations into Netflix, the movie’s US distributor. Centered around 11-year-old Amy, a Senegalese Muslim who explores life away from her traditional upbringing by performing with a girls’ dance crew, the Ma√Įmouna Doucour√©-directed film…

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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from ‘Teenage Bounty Hunters’ to ‘The Legend of Korra’

August 22, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

“Teenage Bounty Hunters” and “The Legend of Korra” are popular on Netflix this week, but they couldn’t dethrone “The Umbrella Academy.” Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine¬†Reelgood¬†keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week’s most…

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Netflix reveals the first trailer for its ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reboot

June 23, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

The original Unsolved Mysteries aired in 1987 and continued through a series of disconnected reboots until 2010, but Netflix is bringing back the documentary show for a 2020 reboot.¬† The first trailer for Unsolved Mysteries suggests that the new series will cover similar ground as the original, showcasing cold cases of missing and disappeared individuals…

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Netflix billionaire Reed Hastings is building a 2,100-acre luxury training camp for teachers in rural Colorado

June 16, 2020 Darnetta Mahaffy 0

Netflix billionaire Reed Hastings secretly built a $20 million luxury training camp for teachers in Colorado. Hastings pledged to spend $100 million of his $4.8 billion fortune to reform public schools. Hastings, who has a long-standing interest in public education policy, is one of many billionaires to have poured millions into educational reform. But not…