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Jose Padilha earned his reputation for his gritty, intense urban action dramas like “Elite Squad” and “Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.” Now he’s back with “7 Days In Entebbe” starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Bruhl in the t…

If you like crime dramas in the vein of the Netflix original series “Mindhunter” because they delve uncomfortably into the minds of serial killers, then you might want to keep an eye out for TNT’s upcoming series “The Alienist.” “The Alienist” is based…

With David Fincher‘s “Mindhunter” setting a tremendously high bar for procedurals that delve into the inscrutable minds of psychopathic killers, you might feel a little bit sorry for “The Alienist.” TNT‘s high profil…

As anyone who read Caleb Carr‘s best-selling “The Alienist” knows, the material is both intelligent and lurid. Giving the lengthy book a limited series treatment on TV is the right move, but will be the story be blunted by network considerations on TNT? Well, NBC certainly pushed the envelope with “Hannibal,” and if the early trailers for “The Alienist” are anything to go by, the creators are getting the spirit of the story right on. Continue reading ‘The Alienist’ Trailer: Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning & Daniel Bruhl Hunt A Serial Killer at The Playlist.

While we’ll always wonder what Cary Fukunaga would’ve done with Caleb Carr‘s excellent source material, we’re glad the director is still on board “The Alienist,” even if it’s just in a producer role. The author’s best-selling page-turner is now arriving in a limited series on TNT, and any concerns I might’ve had about the show shying away from the story’s more lurid elements have been abated. Continue reading First Trailer For Cary Fukunaga Produced TNT Series ‘The Alienist’ Starring Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl & Luke Evans at The Playlist.

In today’s contentious world, Niki Caro’s gentle, moderately earnest “The Zookeeper’s Wife” is the type of emotional melodrama that seems like a welcome antidote. A Holocaust period drama that focuses on the noble courage and empathy of others, particularly in dark, troubled times, rather than the unspeakable horrors that follow, it’s a sincere plea for sympathy, a hopeful call to arms for social justice. And that’s what makes its middling, mostly unremarkable execution heartbreaking. Continue reading ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’ Starring Jessica Chastain Isn’t Nearly As Gripping As It Should Be [Review] at The Playlist.