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  • TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'

    TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
    "Brakeless" (PBS, Monday). Kiyoko Miyake's oddly beautiful, philosophical documentary about the 2005 crash of a commuter train: Traveling too fast into a curve as the driver tried to stay on a schedule reckoned in seconds, the train derailed and ran...
  • HBO's 'My Dynamite' focuses on James Brown, the performer

    Star time, ladies and gentlemen, arrives Monday on HBO with the premiere of "Mr. Dynamite." A documentary film on the life and times of James Brown as the times made the music and the music shaped the times, it is a long, soulful scream over an...
  • TV Review: 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown'

    For a documentary devoted to the hardest working man in show business, "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" delivers a rather by-the-numbers, uninspired portrait. Produced by, among others, Mick Jagger, who also lent his star power to birthing the...
  • TV Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' Finale Good To the Last Drop (SPOILERS)

    Terence Winter has professed his love for "The Sopranos" finale, but the "Boardwalk Empire" creator certainly didn't choose to emulate his former show's cryptic conclusion in crafting a fifth season that steadfastly built toward its final, revelatory...
  • TV This Week Oct. 26 - Nov. 1: 'Winter's Tale' on HBO

    TV This Week Oct. 26 - Nov. 1: 'Winter's Tale' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 26 - Nov. 1, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY As if college wasn't scary enough,...
  • World loses Oscar de la Renta, but I lose a good friend

    "I POSTPONE death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." -- Anais Nin. Oscar de la Renta, a great friend and practically the king of the fashion world, left us this week. I had known Oscar since the days he started out at...
  • Miles Beyond the Biopic: Don Cheadle Riffs on a Jazz Legend

    Don Cheadle has managed to accomplish something no one has been able to pull off in two decades: serve up a bigscreen tale of jazz great Miles Davis. "Miles Ahead," in which the versatile actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial...
  • How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?

    How does 'Jimi: All Is by My Side' compare to 2014's other music bios?
    Filmmakers have long been drawn to stories of iconic musicians, and it's easy to see why: They come pre-packaged with charismatic characters, a rise-to-fame story arc (with the occasional fall from grace), a built-in audience and a killer soundtrack. None...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Roosevelts: An Intimate History...
  • Showtime Sets Genesis Documentary, 'Genesis - Sum of the Parts'

    Showtime is getting iconic progressive rock band Genesis back together with its documentary "Genesis - Sum of the Parts," set to premiere at 8 p.m. on October 10. The 90-minute documentary reunites core members of the British band, Tony Banks, Phil...
  • Lee Fields baring soul, having his day

    Lee Fields baring soul, having his day
    It took a personal meeting with James Brown for singer Lee Fields to realize he was himself and not just a talented mimic called Little JB. In 1973, Fields had been putting out Brown covers like "Bewildered" and energetically funky singles such as "Let'...