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Review: In ‘Bobby Kennedy for President,’ a Don Draper of Politics

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Robert F. Kennedy in 1966, in his New York apartment. “Bobby Kennedy for President,” a four-part documentary on Netflix, explores his 1968 campaign.

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“Bobby Kennedy for President,” a four-part documentary coming out shortly before the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination,

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/arts/television/review-bobby-kennedy-for-president-netflix.html

‘It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards’: TV Review

Paramount Network’s true crime documentary series is half outlandish serial killer conspiracy theory, half portrait of obsession, neither completely satisfying.

It takes nearly four episodes worth of increasingly outlandish speculation and conspiracy theories before It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards co-lead Wayne Wolfe finally begins to break.

Wolfe has just listened to former cold case detective John Cameron spin a yarn in which the Teresa Halbach killing, a crime tied to Steven Avery and the centerpiece of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, was actually committed by the Zodiac Killer.

“What in the fuck?” Wolfe asks, mind reeling. Audiences will feel the same way.

Is Wolfe taken aback by a preponderance of information and the removing of shackles from his previously jaded eyes? Is he incredulous that he’s on a journey of discovery that just may be navigated by a crazy person?

Or is Wolfe at a loss for words because Ed

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/it-was-him-murders-ed-edwards-review-1103173

‘It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards’ Review | Hollywood …

Paramount Network’s true-crime documentary series is half outlandish serial killer conspiracy theory, half portrait of obsession, neither completely satisfying.

It takes nearly four episodes’ worth of increasingly outlandish speculation and conspiracy theories before It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards co-lead Wayne Wolfe finally begins to break.

Wolfe has just listened to former cold-case detective John Cameron spin a yarn in which the Teresa Halbach killing, a crime tied to Steven Avery and the centerpiece of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, was actually committed by the Zodiac Killer.

“What in the fuck?” Wolfe asks, mind reeling. Audiences will feel the same way.

Is Wolfe taken aback by a preponderance of information and the removing of shackles from his previously jaded eyes? Is he incredulous that he’s on a journey of discovery that just may be navigated by a crazy person?

Or is Wolfe at a loss for words because Ed Edwards, confessed

Read more at: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/it-was-him-murders-ed-edwards-review-1103173

Review: I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

This was a very emotional and bittersweet read. We know, going into this book, that the case of the Golden State Killer remains unsolved. Furthermore, the knowledge of the author’s untimely death makes this all the more poignant.

I’ll be Gone in the Dark is an incredibly in-depth, utterly compelling investigation of the serial rapist and murderer who has become known as the Golden State Killer (also known as the Original Night Stalker, the East Area Rapist and the Diamond Knot Killer). Active from the mid 1970s till the mid 1980s, he committed fifty sexual assaults and at least ten murders. He has never been apprehended.

Thirty years after the last murder, journalist Michelle McNamara (creator of the website TrueCrimeDiary.com) decided to immerse herself in the case of The Golden State Killer and do everything possible to finally uncover his identity.

Sadly, the case remains unsolved and Michelle tragically passed away in

Read more at: https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/04/07/15/15/book-review-ill-be-gone-in-the-dark

Book review: I’ll be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive …

This was a very emotional and bittersweet read. We know, going into this book, that the case of the Golden State Killer remains unsolved. Furthermore, the knowledge of the author’s untimely death makes this all the more poignant.

I’ll be Gone in the Dark is an incredibly in-depth, utterly compelling investigation of the serial rapist and murderer who has become known as the Golden State Killer (also known as the Original Night Stalker, the East Area Rapist and the Diamond Knot Killer). Active from the mid 1970s till the mid 1980s, he committed fifty sexual assaults and at least ten murders. He has never been apprehended.

Thirty years after the last murder, journalist Michelle McNamara (creator of the website TrueCrimeDiary.com) decided to immerse herself in the case of The Golden State Killer and do everything possible to finally uncover his identity.

Sadly, the case remains unsolved and Michelle tragically passed away in

Read more at: https://honey.nine.com.au/2018/04/07/15/15/book-review-ill-be-gone-in-the-dark

The Investigator: a British Crime Story, review: a true crime series riddled with X Factor-style clichés

The Investigator: a British Crime Story is a real-life crime show that somehow manages to look like a spoof. This is some achievement given that the case that’s being investigated for this second series is intrinsically fascinating. Mark Williams-Thomas, who’s best known for making the documentary that exposed Jimmy Savile, is the super sleuth who started examining the file of Louise Kay, an 18-year-old who disappeared from Eastbourne, East Sussex, in 1988 along with her particularly distinctive Ford Fiesta. 

The police have been, we assume, flummoxed for 30 years and yet Williams-Thomas tugged at a few clues, made a few calls and a whole Gordian knot of evil doings started to unravel. By the end of the first episode Williams-Thomas thought he might be on to not one but two serial killers and on the verge of explaining a whole nexus of unsolved murders.

Produced by Simon Cowell’s Syco production company, The

Read more at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2018/04/05/investigator-british-crime-story-review-true-crime-series-riddled/

Trust Review: FX’s Docudrama Adds a Much-Needed Dose of …

FX’s new docudrama Trust — about the kidnapping of heir John Paul Getty III and the effects it has on his incomprehensibly rich and spiritually diseased family — is crazy from the jump.

It’s 1973 and the Getty family is extravagantly wealthy. These two facts are established in the first scene by the presence of Pink Floyd’s song “Money,” a head-slappingly obvious choice that would be dumb if it weren’t so brazen. There’s a party going on at a mansion that’s impressive even by mansion standards. People are diving into the pool and dancing and singing along to a band that might actually be the real Pink Floyd. The light is gold and the camera floats around omnipotently until it finds the garage, where a man has locked himself inside. Women are yelling at him to come out, but instead he picks up a barbecue fork and jams it into

Read more at: http://www.tvguide.com/news/trust-review-fx/

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara review – in search of a serial killer

For at least a decade between 1976 and 1986, a psychopath stalked California. He targeted bungalows in middle-class neighbourhoods stretching from Sacramento in the north to Dana Point, nearly 450 miles to the south. He wore a mask. He was white, probably in his late teens or 20s, wore size nine shoes and had type A blood. He sometimes stuttered, and sometimes cried after attacking his victims. He had a small penis.

This is almost all that is known about the prolific rapist and murderer who has been variously dubbed the Original Night Stalker, the East Area Rapist and, perhaps most evocatively, the Golden State Killer. This last epithet was coined by the late Michelle McNamara, whose posthumous book chronicles her decade-long quest to identify this mysterious bogeyman. Like the Zodiac Killer, who terrorised California in the late 60s, the Golden State Killer was never apprehended, and his case continues to intrigue amateur sleuths.

A lifelong

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/21/ill-be-gone-dark-michelle-mcnamara-golden-state-killer-quest

‘Trust’ Review: Danny Boyle Brings Style To A True Crime Tale

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