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  • 'Upright,' streaming, Sundance Now

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan, the late poet and peace activist, once said of his work: "It's pulling a piano across a plowed field." Substitute driving for pulling, and across Australia for a plowed field, and that pretty well sums up the curious quest at the heart of "Upright."

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  • TV program notes -- week of Aug. 16, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Aug. 16 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Aug. 16, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Aug. 16. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'In My Skin,' streaming, Hulu

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Gritty, hard to take yet compelling, the six-episode first season of the sometimes darkly comic drama "In My Skin" is streaming now on Hulu. The BBC Three production was created and written by Kayleigh Llewellyn and directed by Lucy Forbes.

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  • 'Father Soldier Son,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- As many may find it convenient to forget, the United States has been waging war in Afghanistan for nearly 19 years. And it is military families that have, of course, in President Barack Obama's words, "borne the heaviest of all burdens" in the conflict.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Aug. 9, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Aug. 9 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Aug. 9, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Aug. 9. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Capture,' streaming, Peacock

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Clever and engrossing, "The Capture" asks important, difficult questions about morality in the age of terrorism. The crime suspense drama, which first aired on BBC One last September, is available on Peacock Premium in six one-hour episodes.

    Set in contemporary London, the limited series was written and directed by BAFTA Award-winning director Ben Chanan ("The Plot to Bring Down Britain's Planes").

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  • 'Cursed,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Relentless violence with gore, sex and nudity mark "Cursed," a soapy re-imagining of the legend of King Arthur. Based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller ("300") and Tom Wheeler, who together created the show and co-wrote the screenplay with input from others, the 10-episode miniseries is streaming now on Netflix.

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  • TV for when the streaming you want involves the River Jordan

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- For those who think they've seen everything worth seeing on TV, they may need to hit pause. There is a Catholic streaming service called Formed, run by the Augustine Institute based in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village. The institute itself claims its genesis in St. John Paul II's 1993 World Youth Day visit to Denver, and the pontiff's call for a "new evangelization."

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  • TV program notes -- week of Aug. 2, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Aug. 2 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Aug. 2, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Aug. 2. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Stateless,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- According to recent United Nations statistics, roughly 71 million people globally have been displaced from their homes. Of these, a record number -- 30 million -- have become refugees as a result of such factors as war, famine, drought, genocide, gang violence, terrorism, religious persecution, sex trafficking and climate change.

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  • 'Brave New World,' streaming, Peacock

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Brave New World," the acclaimed novel by Aldous Huxley, has been adapted multiple times for radio, film and television since it was first published in 1932. The latest version, an ambitious nine-part miniseries, is streaming now on NBC's new Peacock streaming service.

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  • TV program notes -- week of July 26, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of July 26 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of July 26, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of July 26. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Warrior Nun,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- As might be feared, or at least expected, from its title, pseudo-Catholic nonsense abounds in "Warrior Nun." For those inclined to expose themselves to such material, the 10-episode series -- derived by creator Simon Barry from the work of comic book artist Ben Dunn -- is currently streaming on Netflix.

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  • 'The Baby-Sitters Club,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Based on the exceedingly popular series of children's novels first written by Ann M. Martin in the 1980s, and updated for our times, "The Baby-Sitters Club" is available now on Netflix.

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  • TV program notes -- week of July 19, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of July 19 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of July 19, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of July 19. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Hamilton,' streaming, Disney+

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- With Broadway theaters shuttered by the pandemic until at least the end of the year, what had been the hottest ticket in town becomes easily accessible via television. A taped 2016 performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical "Hamilton," directed by Thomas Kail, is streaming now on Disney+.

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