Netflix’s sci-fi thriller 3% is helping viewers conquer their fear of subtitles

Have you seen the Brazilian sci-fi thriller 3%? According to Netflix, there’s a good chance you not only saw it, but binged it. The streaming behemoth’s 2017 statistics (at least, the ones it released to the public) included a list of the most-binged shows globally, and coming in at number two—ahead of The OA, …

The Commune is just a midlife crisis with more characters

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On paper, The Commune sounds like a potentially great idea. Director Thomas Vinterberg’s career can charitably be described as erratic—anyone still dimly recall It’s All About Love, a sci-fi romance starring Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, and Sean Penn?—but his one undisputed triumph, 1998’s The Celebration, deftly…

“Sins Of The Past”

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There’s a moment toward the end of “Sins Of The Past” (the actual English translation is “Sons,” but “Sins Of The Past” sounds better, probably because that’s a phrase we’re more immediately familiar with) that made me enormously sympathetic to the problem of the immense fishbowl Birgitte and her colleagues live in.…

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