What to stream: ‘The Wonder’ and other standout performances from Florence Pugh

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Chilean director Sebastián Lelio’s latest film, “The Wonder,” makes its streaming debut on Netflix this week, premiering Wednesday. “The Wonder” is co-written by Lelio, Alice Birch and Emma Donoghue, on whose 2016 novel the film is based. The film takes place in 1862 Ireland, where an English nurse, played by Florence Pugh, is tasked with watching a young girl, Anna (Kíla Lord Cassidy) who has not eaten for four months, claiming to be nourished by “manna from heaven.” The film is an unsparing period piece, reckoning with the meaning of faith and family in the wake of the enduring trauma of the…

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