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Neon Makes Eric Garner Inspired-Drama ‘Monsters and Men’ Free on VOD Through June

In the wake of protests inspired by the death of George Floyd and a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement, studios have been stepping up to make their films about racial inequality available for free as an educational tool. There’s Ava DuVernay’s searing documentary “13th,” available for free on YouTube from Netflix — which […]

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Netflix Puts 10 Educational Documentaries on YouTube for Free

Netflix has released 10 of its educational documentaries on YouTube to give teachers free content to screen for their virtual classrooms.The company’s free documentaries include the David Attenborough-narrated “Our Planet,” which explores the various wonders of the natural world, and Ava DuVeray’s “13th,” which examines the 13th Amendment, mass criminalization, and the American prison industry. […]

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Hollywood, Stop Congratulating Ava DuVernay for Directing ‘Harriet’ and ‘Queen & Slim’

Ava DuVernay is the director of films such as “Selma,” “13th,” and “A Wrinkle in Time,” and she’s had an amazing 2019 thanks to her hugely successful four-part Netflix limited series “When They See Us.” The Central Park Five drama earned 11 Primetime Emmy nominations, including a win for leading actor Jharrel Jerome, and it’s […]

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Steven Spielberg Doesn’t Think Netflix Movies Deserve Oscars

Since Netflix began distributing movies, the industry has been rife with contention about whether such films deserve the same recognition as traditional theatrically released films, particularly when it comes to the Academy Awards.Evidently, legendary director Steven Spielberg is firmly of the mind that they do not.“Once you commit to a television format, you’re a TV […]

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