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‘Blackpink: Light Up the Sky’ shines brightest when it humanizes the K-pop group

“Blackpink: Light Up the Sky” not surprisingly contains its share of material simply aimed at the K-pop group’s fans, affectionately known as “Blinks.” Yet there is a deeper undercurrent to this Netflix documentary about the sacrifices and stresses placed on these young women, reminiscent of the training regimens that Olympic athletes face in pursuit of gold and glory.

‘Blackpink: Light Up the Sky’ shines brightest when it humanizes the K-pop group

“Blackpink: Light Up the Sky” not surprisingly contains its share of material simply aimed at the K-pop group’s fans, affectionately known as “Blinks.” Yet there is a deeper undercurrent to this Netflix documentary about the sacrifices and stresses placed on these young women, reminiscent of the training regimens that Olympic athletes face in pursuit of gold and glory.

Conchata Ferrell, ‘Two and a Half Men’ actress, dies at 77

Conchata Ferrell, a beloved longtime character actress whose vast list of credits included roles in TV series like “Two and a Half Men” and films like “Edward Scissorhands” and “Erin Brockovich,” has died, according to Dan Spilo, her manager.

‘Totally Under Control’ dissects failures in the US coronavirus response

“Totally Under Control” is, in some ways, a greatest-hits collection of Trump administration failures and missteps pertaining to Covid-19, but with an extraordinarily timely kicker in the president’s own diagnosis. Director Alex Gibney and his collaborators also earn degree-of-difficulty points for having assembled this documentary during the pandemic, designing a remotely operated “Covid-cam” to safely record interviews.