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For the last several years, a lot of media commentary about Netflix has depicted the streaming company as an all-powerful colossus, one that has seriously disrupted motion picture and television distribution and exhibition. It essentially put video stores out of business, and many in Hollywood are said to fear that Netflix will bring about the end of the movie industry as we know it.

Netflix is powerful culturally, too, having brought the world such series as House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and Stranger Things, which have penetrated the cultural zeitgeist and won Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Netflix’s original movies haven’t broken through quite as well, but the recent Okja was its best-received ...

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