‘Genius: Aretha’ earns its respect with Cynthia Erivo’s showstopping role

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‘Genius: Aretha’ earns its respect with Cynthia Erivo’s showstopping role

After Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, “Genius: Aretha” is both the most commercial and the best installment of this National Geographic anthology series, powered by Cynthia Erivo’s “give her all the awards now” performance as the Queen of Soul. Flitting around in time and covering a great deal of ground, the production earns a big helping of R-E-S-P-E-C-T to all concerned.

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