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  • 'The Alienist' gets down and dirty in old timey New York

    'The Alienist' gets down and dirty in old timey New York

    Part “Gangs of New York,” part “The Knick” and part “Mindhunter,” TNT’s “The Alienist” pairs gruesome, serial killer carnage with horse-and-carriage charm for this psychological thriller set in 19th century Manhattan. The 10-episode limited series, which premieres Monday, is as much about a murder...

  • Three L.A. cellists save the day with last-minute musical theatrics for the Phil

    Three L.A. cellists save the day with last-minute musical theatrics for the Phil

    New principal guest conductor Susanna Mälkki led the L.A. Phil through a program centered on a extremely difficult 1968 cello concerto by the German composer Berndt Alois Zimmermann, whose killer solo part was unexpectedly split among three substitute players.

  • 24 years after 'The Alienist' was published, a surprisingly timely adaptation finally makes it to TNT

    24 years after 'The Alienist' was published, a surprisingly timely adaptation finally makes it to TNT

    Just how long has it taken Hollywood to adapt “The Alienist,” Caleb Carr’s bestselling novel about a serial killer on the loose in Gilded Age New York? Here’s some perspective: Dakota Fanning, who plays one of the leads in the 10-episode miniseries premiering Monday on TNT, was born a few weeks...

  • Indie Focus: All Sundance edition from Park City

    Indie Focus: All Sundance edition from Park City

    Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. This week’s dispatch is coming to you from the elevated altitude of Park City, Utah, at the Sundance Film Festival, where a team of Times journalists are working to bring you the best of...

  • L.A. movie openings, Jan. 26

    L.A. movie openings, Jan. 26

    Jan. 26 American Folk Road drama directed by David Heinz. The Campus Horror directed by J. Horton. The Clapper Romantic comedy with Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan. Written and directed by Dito Montiel. Desolation Thriller with Dominik García-Lorido, Brock Kelly. Directed by David Moscow....

  • Calendar Letters: Jerry Van Dyke was made for laughs

    Calendar Letters: Jerry Van Dyke was made for laughs

    Every time I saw Jerry Van Dyke on TV, I smiled. Like the time he received an award. He said, “I’m glad to get this now. I was afraid they were going to wait until I died and give it to me post-humorously.” Reading Robert Lloyd’s appreciation of Jerry Van Dyke [“A Funny Mind of His Own,” Jan. 9]...

  • TV This Week, Jan. 21-27: 'Counterpart,' 'Bellevue' and more

    TV This Week, Jan. 21-27: 'Counterpart,' 'Bellevue' and more

    SUNDAY Super Bowl LII inches ever closer as the Patriots play the Jaguars for the “AFC Championship” and the Eagles battle the Vikings for the “NFC Championship.” Noon CBS; 3:30 p.m. Fox “The Shawshank Redemption’s” Morgan Freeman and his warm, reassuring baritone collect career kudos at the “24th...

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