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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…

What if I were to tell you that the creator of Wonder Woman was a psychologist, the inventor of the lie detector, was in an open relationship with two women, and was a BDSM enthusiast. Now, what I told you that the biopic about the man who transformed the comic book industry contained none of the adventurousness, intrigue, or daring of his lifestyle? That deflating sense of disappointment is one you’ll become familiar with watching “Professor Marston And The Wonder Women,” which takes an uninspiring, conventional approach to a fascinating, unconventional story. Continue reading ‘Professor Marston’ Tells The Kinky Origin Story Of Wonder Woman [TIFF Review] at The Playlist.

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.

A movie that didn’t really make much of a wave at TIFF last year, “Message From The King” (our review) is now destined to live in the corners of Netflix you probably don’t venture into very often. It’s a shame because Chadwick Boseman is apparently pretty good in the film, but perhaps his status as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will help draw some eyes to the picture. Continue reading ‘Message From The King’ Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Wants Revenge at The Playlist.

Thus far, Annapurna has been playing it pretty cagey when it comes to “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.” Certainly, the title does a lot of the heavy lifting, particularly when a certain DC Films effort is dominating the box office. But now, the curtain is being lifted just a little bit more. Written and directed by Angela Robinson (“The L Word,” “True Blood“) and starring Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote, and Rebecca Hall, the biopic will detail the unconventional life of the titular Harvard psychologist who invented the lie detector, engaged in a polyamorous relationship, and created the iconic Wonder Woman character — which he based on the relationships with the women in his life.  Continue reading New Trailer For ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Reveals A New Superhero at The Playlist.