Serial, Season 3: The Justice System

Sarah Koenig and Emmanuel Dzotsi set on a mission to explore the machinery that drives the judicial system in the United States. They banged on city doors, asking for an opportunity to record what goes on in our courthouses and justice centers. No one took them up on their offer except Cleveland, whose leadership only... Continue Reading →

The Killing Season (A&E)

Eleven bodies were discovered in the Gilgo and Fire Beach areas of Long Island between December 2010 and May 2011. Four victims were found buried in burlap sacks, one was male and the rest were dismembered. Sadly one of the deceased was of a toddler which was determined to be related to one of the... Continue Reading →

Active Shooter: America Under Fire

Columbine. Pulse. Aurora. Navy Yard. These are a few of the incidents featured in Showtime's documentary series Active Shooter. Eight heart wrenching episodes tell the story of the epidemic that has our classrooms and public spaces under siege. Every 19 days there is a shooting reported in the United States, many perpetrated by people who... Continue Reading →

The Disappearance of Maura Murray

Oxygen green lit a documentary series featuring Maggie Freleng and Art Roderick to explore what happened to UMass student Maura Murray who vanished without a trace in the small town of Woodsville in Havenhill, New Hampshire. Surrounded by a cloud of mystery and suspense, her story has been nationally followed by reporters, crime novelists, podcasters and... Continue Reading →

Dear Zachary (Netflix Documentary)

Whenever I lose a young friend, my first thought is for those who survive them. Having to deal with the grief or a life without them is tough, especially when you take stock of all the good memories. This was the reason why I was drawn to Kurt Kuenne's 2008 documentary about his best friend... Continue Reading →

Five Must Watch Documentaries on Netflix

Netflix has revived the interest in real life investigative journalism. Be it in serial or traditional movie format, producers and directors are benefiting from the public's appetite to learn about the problems that affect society and the crimes that are being committed in their own backyards. The following five documentaries are a few of the... Continue Reading →

The Keepers (Netflix)

True Crime is a very compelling genre for documentaries and Netflix gas found another crowd pleaser with their inside look at the murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a 26 year old nun at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, MD. In the same crusader-style of Making a Murderer, The Keepers is poised to study possible suspects... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: