‘Mindhunter’ Review: An Extraordinary Crime Show That Reinvents Procedurals

Spoiler Warning: The entire first season of Mindhunter is discussed below. For TV critics, Mindhunter entered the world surrounded by hesitation. There has been plenty written about the glorification of serial killers on television, especially of late, but this was compounded by the more immediate fact that Netflix did almost no marketing for the series. It wasn’t released for review except to a handful of critics, and even then just the first two episodes. When a network hesitates to release more than one or two episodes, it’s usually a sign that they aren’t confident in the show, …

David Fincher Says He Nearly Directed the ‘Deadwood’ Pilot

When it comes to television as we know it, right now, a lot is owed to what David Fincher did with House of Cards. The Oscar-nominated filmmaker wasn’t the first prestige name to try his hand at television, but by directing the first two episodes of the series and executive producing, Fincher helped bring Netflix’s first major original series to life in a way that ignited the streaming service’s original content model and the current trend of “binge-watching” television. When House of Cards debuted in 2013, audiences were brand new to this idea of having …

‘Murder on the Orient Express’: See How They Shot on 65mm Film in New Featurette

20th Century Fox has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the upcoming murder mystery Murder on the Orient Express, and it shows the lengths to which Kenneth Branagh went to ensure the full theatrical experience was captured as practically as possible. Based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, the film follows famous detective Hercule Poirot (Branagh) as he tries to solve the murder of one of the passengers aboard the Orient Express. Branagh used the last four 65mm film cameras in the world to shoot Murder on the Orient Express, and the director explains in …