Netflix Tosses Pizza-Eating Pontiffs, Stressed Couple And Rudy Ray Moore in ‘The Two Popes,’ ‘Marriage Story’ And ‘Dolomite Is My Name’ — The Contenders NY

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Netflix Tosses Pizza-Eating Pontiffs, Stressed Couple And Rudy Ray Moore in ‘The Two Popes,’ ‘Marriage Story’ And ‘Dolomite Is My Name’ — The Contenders NY
Netflix explored complex relationships and gave a nod to the 1970s at Deadline’s Contenders New York on Saturday with a look at The Two Popes, Marriage Story and Dolomite is My Name. Actor Jonathan Pryce said he so resembles Pope Francis, “That the day he was named Pope, the Internet was full of images of Pope Francis and me, and Pope Francis and the High Sparrow. My son even called to ask, ‘Dad, are you the Pope?’” (Pryce was referring to his role as the morally bankrupt cult leader in Game of Thrones.) The Two Popes imagines what might have been said behind closed doors during encounters between liberal Cardinal Bergoglio, the soon-to-be, and current, Pope Francis, and conservative Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins) before he abdicated from the papacy. It was the first time in 700 years that there were two popes living at the same time. “They met a couple of times.
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