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  • Review: 'Maniac' is a riot of conflicting tones

    Review: 'Maniac' is a riot of conflicting tones

    "Maniac," whose ten episodes begin streaming Friday on Netflix, is a big, weird, tightly controlled mess of a show. It swings for the bleachers and doesn't always connect — and when it does, it can seem to skip some bases or run them out of order. But it does keep swinging and running. Starring...

  • In 'Maniac,' Cary Fukunaga goes on a journey inside the mind

    In 'Maniac,' Cary Fukunaga goes on a journey inside the mind

    On a morning last October, Jonah Hill and Emma Stone were having an intense conversation about globular clusters. Neither a brand of granola nor an exciting new indie band, globular clusters are a crucial (if mysterious) element of “Maniac,” an inventive series directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, in...

  • 'Law & Order: SVU' hits Season 20: A look back at the many on and offscreen changes

    'Law & Order: SVU' hits Season 20: A look back at the many on and offscreen changes

    This season will mark “Law & Order: SVU’s” 20th year on the beat investigating sexually based offenses. But while the focus of the NBC drama has remained largely the same for the past two decades, the elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit has not. With the exception of original star (and...

  • Friday’s TV highlights: 'Killjoys' on Syfy

    Friday’s TV highlights: 'Killjoys' on Syfy

    SERIES Art in the Twenty-First Century Four South African artists from Johannesburg with diverse ethnic backgrounds and identities are featured in the first two episodes of the series’ new season. In the second, artists from around the world find a creative haven in Berlin. 9 and 10 p.m. KOCE Diners,...

  • Will Smith made his stand-up comedy debut at Dave Chappelle's 'The Process'

    Will Smith made his stand-up comedy debut at Dave Chappelle's 'The Process'

    It's the stuff of Hollywood legend: a private, impromptu show attended and hosted by stars doing unexpected things. Dave Chappelle's "The Process," a surprise comedy show held Wednesday night at West Hollywood's Peppermint Club, featured an A-list lineup of comedians and friends: John Mayer, Jon...

  • Review: 'The Storyteller' spins an unconvincing fairy tale

    Review: 'The Storyteller' spins an unconvincing fairy tale

    “Everything happens for a reason,” says one of the characters in this feeble feel-good movie that blends childhood trauma, “Peter Pan” and dementia into its family friendly tale. While “The Storyteller” aspires to be a feature-length Hallmark card, it only manages dollar-store sentimentality in...

  • Review: Less than scary 'Strange Nature' does get rural Minnesota right

    Review: Less than scary 'Strange Nature' does get rural Minnesota right

    The phenomenon of mysteriously deformed frogs populating rural American waterways provides the impetus for “Strange Nature,” an environmental horror film that’s better at exploring life in a decaying Minnesota farming community than at delivering old-fashioned monster-movie thrills. Written and...

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