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Netflix’s 'On My Block' continues the recent wave that treats teens of color as more than just sidekicks

The best sub-narrative here is about a supposed treasure hidden somewhere in the neighborhood. Legend has it that after the local skating rink, Roller World, was robbed of $ 50,000 (or was it $ 250,000?), the thieves stashed their loot before getting busted, and now, it’s just waiting to be discovered. Only white people find treasure, says one of the ...

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Netflix’s The Open House Trailer Is Creepy And Unsettling

The Open House marks the first feature written and directed by newcomers Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote, and it looks like it is setting up some serious frights. The film centers on a single mother, Naomi (Piercey Dalton), and her teenage son, Logan (Dylan Minnette), who begin the story by temporarily moving out to a mountain house belonging to o… ...

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TV Review: Netflix’s ‘Alias Grace’

It’s hard to not compare Netflix’s “Alias Grace” with that other streaming platform’s adaptation of a Margaret Atwood novel, Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The Hulu series, starring Elisabeth Moss, debuted just this past April; “Alias Grace” premieres at the Toronto F… Variety

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