What Makes a Murderer is a Channel 4 documentary series exploring an age-old myth: Are murders born killers? The series is co-produced by Dragonfly and UnderworldTV, a TV production company made of ex-criminals and crime experts. At the moment of this writing, it has aired the entire 3 episodes.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace is the second instalment of the American Crime Series after The People v OJ Simpson. The 9 episode FX series is based on Maureen Orth's book Vulgar Favors and is directed by Ryan Murphy, starring Edgar Ramírez as Gianni Versace, Darren Criss as Andrew Cunanan, Penélope Cruz as Donatella Versace, Ricky Martin as Versace's long term live in boyfriend Antonio D'Amico.
Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, Walk the Line is a musical biopic about Johnny Cash’s life, musical career and particularly his romantic involvement with country singer June Carter. The film is based on two of Cash’s autobiographies 1975s Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words and 1997s Cash: The Autobiography. The screenplay is written by Mangold and Gill Dennis, and the film is directed by James Mangold.
Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Drew Goddard. Set in 1969, seven strangers each hiding their dark secrets ended up in the shady El Royale hotel that sits on the California and Nevada border.
Escape at Dannemora is a 7 episode real-life prison escape thriller TV series written by Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin and directed by Ben Stiller (Night at the Museum). Starring Patricia Arquette as Joyce ‘Tilly’ Mitchell who worked as the manager at the prison sewing shop. Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt and Paul Dano as David Sweat who were lifers at the prison as well as workers at the sewing shop and that’s where the drama starts.
I couldn't believe it when I first watched it, I thought it was American gangster TV but hell no, it's bloody Canadian! I nearly laughed out loud while they were laying out the intro. They have gangsters there? Really? I always thought Canada was where the friendly snowman lived so I still have cognitive dissonance till this day.