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Nina Simone documentary shows how Netflix outshines HBO this summer

Nina Simone documentary shows how Netflix outshines HBO this summer

Last month in a piece that looked at how streaming was the way to go for the best in summertime TV, I highlighted a Netflix documentary on singer, pianist and civil rights pioneer Nina Simone. With so much media to cover, I rarely go back and write about a piece a second time. But Netflix made "What Happened, Miss Simone?" available June 26, and I went back and watched it again this weekend. And I loved it even more than when I screened it in May. The film deserves more than a capsule review; I don't care how short attention spans are supposed to be in these 140-character times. Regular readers of this blog know I love and respect great documentaries more than even great...

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