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Before He Kills Again (Series Review: “The Alienist”)

A disturbing investigation into a series of gruesome murders in turn of the century New York City, introducing controversial new methods in criminal forensics. Based on the spectacular 1994 novel that read more like historical fiction, The Alienist illustrates a brutal world of poverty and privilege on the precipice of social and political change. Continue Reading →


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From the Fire Into the Frying Pan (Film Review: “Burnt”)

Burnt may not be the last word on the ‘Bad Boy’ chef trope, but it’s still an entertaining potboiler of one man’s journey to self. . . plus it’s always fun to watch Bradley Cooper, especially when he’s dicing, slicing and yelling in both English and French. Continue Reading →