Tag: Netflix

“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

“Unorthodox” and the Modern Myth of Origins

| Bishop Robert Barron | May 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unorthodox, a mini-series that debuted on Netflix a few weeks ago, is the story of a young woman who escapes from her oppressive Hasidic community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and finds freedom with a group of welcoming friends in Berlin.

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The wonder hours: TV for tweens is there for the taking

The wonder hours: TV for tweens is there for the taking

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | April 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to keep many of us at home, parents of preteen kids may be anxious to discover TV programming likely to entertain 9- to 12-year-olds. Following, in alphabetical order, are some brief reviews of tween-oriented shows available on major streaming services.

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‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,’ streaming, Netflix

‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,’ streaming, Netflix

| April 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

“The chronicle of [Joe Exotic’s] downfall is thoroughly unhealthy media junk food on which many, apparently, are bingeing — ‘Tiger King’ is currently Netflix’s most popular program.”

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Good streaming choices abound for the very youngest viewers

Good streaming choices abound for the very youngest viewers

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | April 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

With parents and kids alike sheltering in place, moms and dads may be on the lookout for entertainment that will hold children’s attention. Following, in alphabetical order, is a roundup of some programming aimed at little ones that’s available on major streaming platforms.

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The health effects of binge-watching: You are getting very sleepy …

The health effects of binge-watching: You are getting very sleepy …

| Mark Pattison | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the beginning, humans regulated their day by the rising and the setting of the sun. Then someone invented the concept of time and its division into hours and minutes.

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Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

Hollywood meets Holy See: Making movies at the Vatican

| Robert Duncan | May 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In early May, dozens of movie extras dressed as cardinals milled around the streets outside St. Peter’s Square. One member of the film crew told The New York Times: “This is the dominion of Netflix.”

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Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

Report: Movie on historic papal election to debut on Netflix

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and subsequent election of Pope Francis will be the subject of a new film set to debut on Netflix.

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Baltimore archdiocese reaffirms cooperation with nun’s murder probe, subject of Netflix documentary

Baltimore archdiocese reaffirms cooperation with nun’s murder probe, subject of Netflix documentary

| Chris Gunty | May 24, 2017 | 9 Comments

The Netflix documentary series, titled “The Keepers,” debuted May 19 and focuses on allegations of sexual abuse in the 1960s and ’70s at Archbishop Keough High by Maskell and of a relationship between that abuse and Sister Cathy’s death.

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‘Call Me Francis’ examines the pre-papal life of Jorge Bergoglio

‘Call Me Francis’ examines the pre-papal life of Jorge Bergoglio

| Chris Byrd | January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

“What am I doing in Rome? People retire at my age,” a pensive, melancholy Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio (Sergio Hernandez) says early on in “Call Me Francis.” Netflix’s miniseries renders a textured, honest, yet sympathetic portrait of our current pontiff before he was pope.

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