Felony-focused film reviews; fictional movies and true crime documentaries depicting real-life stories or inspired by them.
The Trial of Chicago 7 - A Netflix Movie Review
Always stand up for your rights. Never back down from the challenge. The Trial of Chicago 7 is a 2020 Netflix film based on the true events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. A group of seven people with different political backgrounds fight for their rights.
A Filmmaker's Guide to: Crime on Film
In this chapter of ‘the filmmaker’s guide’ we’re actually going to be learning about literature and film together. I understand that many of you are sitting in university during difficult times and finding it increasingly hard to study and I understand that many of you who are not at university or not planning on it are possibly stuck of what to do, need a break or even need to catch up on learning film before you get to the next level. This guide will be brief but will also contain: new vocabulary, concepts and theories, films to watch and we will be exploring something taboo until now in the ‘filmmaker’s guide’ - academia (abyss opens). Each article will explore a different concept of film, philosophy, literature or bibliography/filmography etc. in order to give you something new to learn each time we see each other. You can use some of the words amongst family and friends to sound clever or you can get back to me (email in bio) and tell me how you’re doing. So, strap in and prepare for the filmmaker’s guide to film studies because it is going to be one wild ride.
The Guilty(2018)- Review
The Guilty is a Danish crime thriller featuring Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren), a Copenhagen police officer awaiting a hearing for shooting a man while on duty. Currently, he is assigned to answer emergency calls. The day prior to his hearing Asger receives a call from a woman who identifies herself as Iben Østergård (Jessica Dinnage). Not getting any cries for help or claiming an emergency, he doesn't make too much of the call and is about to hang up. But as he continued with the conversation with Iben he realizes that she is under some kind of distress and discreetly reveals to him she has been abducted and is in a white van. The movie throughout continuous with build-ups in this storyline; Asger using his skills and doing all he can for rescuing the woman who is counting on him.
The Trial of the Chicago 7(2020)- Review
The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a courtroom drama entailing the events leading to and the aftermath of anti-Vietnam war protests which ended up in riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The movie captures the court case that ensued on the Chicago 7 for inciting a riot. The movie starts with introducing each of the main characters with their backgrounds, their motives, etc. After the initial set of scenes, the movie kicks-off with the key protesters being accused of a Federal Crime. The movie then goes on to showcase the accurate story about the high-profile & historic case it ended up being with an outlandish judge Julius Hoffman (Frank Langella) presiding the trial and a young prosecutor Richard Schultz (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) making the case for the government.
The True Crime Story Behind the Movie “When a Stranger Calls”
Photo by Khoa Võ from Pexels . . . Over the years, society’s relationship with phone calls has seemingly changed. Once regarded as the essential mode of communication, now mostly considered as nuisances and headaches. While the phone’s role in modern culture has witnessed a shift, its place in horror movies remains analogous to the same. Nothing creates increased jitters than the silent, scary, and creepy phone calls that leave people cold feet.
Bones in the Dessert, Kisses in the Booth
Funny enough I actually had to think about it. Like seriously, what show do I truly consider my most binge worthiest? You see I have a problem, better yet let's call it a challenge. If I find a show that I love, I can no longer hear, see or function in the real world. To take things up a notch I require to know how it plays out immediately. Not next week, not next year, not next season...now. The witches brew of questions and theories that plague my mind would drive me into overload and an inevitable system crash, causing an immediate dissociative response to said show.
‘The Little Things’ Review — A Muddled Mess
John Lee Hancock writes and directs The Little Things, a crime thriller about Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon (Denzel Washington), who teams up with Sergeant Jim Baxter (Rami Malek) to track down a serial killer. This is the latest film to premiere in theaters and HBO Max on the same day, and if you had to choose where to watch it, the answer would, unfortunately, be neither.
What is the story of criminal justice behind closed doors?
Why do you go on a smile, this is a makeup of pain. This line is perfectly suitable for actress Kirti Kulhari (Anuradha) of the web series criminal justice behind closed doors.
Abducted in plain sight: Netflix
Abducted in Plain Sight is a film about the abduction of Jan Broberg, from Idaho. She was kidnapped not once, but TWICE, by a man her family knew very well.
My Review of "Call Her Ganda"
Call Her Ganda is a documentary on a very gruesome murder in the Philippines. Being based on a criminal case the movie spans several years. Luckily the documentary doesn't feel like it lasts as long as the actual trial. When I first heard of this film I thought it was simply a murder case but it ended up being much more important than that. It's a very interesting understanding of what's going on in the Philippines as well as its transgender community.
Review of 'The Lie'
My wife and I caught The Lie last night on Amazon Prime Video. A scalding little movie from Blumhouse and from the brain behind The Killing (Veena Sud), with one of its big stars ( Mireille Enos).
7 Times Real Life Killers Were Portrayed Perfectly On Screen
For an actor, taking on a role of a real life person is incredibly difficult. With far less of the creative liberty an actor can take with a fictional role, and the responsibility the actor has to the antagonist and their family members, it takes a very skilled actor to bring that character to life.