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The Keepers – a must see Netflix Original documentary on coming forward and seeking the truth

By Sara M. McDonald

“The Keepers” is a must-see Netflix original true-crime documentary which exposes a long history of sexual and emotional abuse in the 1960s at the hands of an ordained priest.

Unlike the ever popular “Making a Murder,” another true-crime Netflix favorite,The Keepers seeks to give a voice to the victims and not to the criminal.

For the subject matter, this is usually the opposite way to handle the situation. Sexual and emotional abuse is so commonly thought of as a taboo subject that Hollywood tries to avoid it altogether. In an intriguing move, Netflix dared to tackle it.

“The Keepers” is a seven-part series that follows the struggles of former students now in their sixties who are seeking justice for the wrongdoing they have endured. Sister Cathy Cesnick, the series’ primary focus, was a young nun who disappeared while running errands in November 1969. The following year her

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Second Annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations Unveiled

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) have announced the nominees for the second annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. The winners will be presented their awards at a gala event on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

Kedi leads the nominations this year with four nominations and one honor, including Best Documentary, Best First Documentary, Most Innovative Documentary, Ceyda Torun for Best Director and the Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary honor for The Cats of Istanbul.

Films that are recognized with three nominations are California Typewriter, Chasing Coral, City of Ghosts, Cries From Syria and Dawson City: Frozen Time.

The nominations for California Typewriter are Best Documentary, Best First Documentary and Doug Nichol for Best Director.

The nominations for Chasing Coral are Best Documentary, Jeff Orlowski for Best Director and Kristen Bell

Read more at: https://www.shootonline.com/spw/second-annual-critics%E2%80%99-choice-documentary-awards-nominations-unveiled

The Death And Life Of Marsha P. Johnson is more than just another true-crime documentary

Photo: Netflix

In the earliest days of the gay rights movement, the sight of a man wearing a dress was one of the most visible and shocking symbols of queerness. It’s what a lot of sheltered Americans thought of as “gay”—a man who wanted to live as a woman—and it’s what many of them mocked and feared. Political activism and popular culture have raised awareness of the diversity within the LGBTQ community, and yet transgender individuals have remained relatively marginalized, isolated from the mainstreaming of homosexuality due to an “otherness” that some still find disorienting. Even with series like Transparent, Orange Is The New Black, and I Am Cait,

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Netflix Long Shot Documentary: Curb Your Enthusiasm Gets Man Off …

As it turned out, HBO’s hit comedy series (which is returning this weekend) coincidentally shot some guerilla-style material for an episode at the live event, in the exact section where the accused and his little girl were seated. But contrary to the legend, that stroke of luck alone wasn’t enough to prove Catalan’s innocence. Leave it to a documentary to set the record straight, even if it dilutes the heroism and ego of a “mega-huge Hollywood star” like David — as he’s referred to as by defense attorney Todd Melnik.

Read more at: https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/netflix-documentary-long-shot-curb-your-enthusiasm-death-row

A gripping new true crime documentary was added to Netflix on Friday




By Alan Loughnane

Keep an eye out, it looks enthralling…

It seems, TV really can save somebody’s life, as Netflix’s new true crime documentary shows.

Give the trailer for it a watch below…

Video via Netflix

Now, if you still want to hear about it, you can continue reading. Otherwise head off and throw on Netflix to pass your evening.

Long Shot tells the story of Juan Catalan, who was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit.

In May 2003, a 16-year-old girl named Martha Puebla was shot dead at the doorstep of her Los Angeles home just days after she’d testified about two murders her ex- boyfriend Jose Ledesma had allegedly committed.

Catalan was accused of having carried out the murder on the orders Ledesma and Catalan’s own brother, Mario.

He was put behind bars as he awaited trial against a prosecution who’d

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/gripping-new-true-crime-documentary-added-netflix-friday-602560

A gripping new true crime documentary was added to Netflix on …




By Alan Loughnane

Keep an eye out, it looks enthralling…

It seems, TV really can save somebody’s life, as Netflix’s new true crime documentary shows.

Give the trailer for it a watch below…

Video via Netflix

Now, if you still want to hear about it, you can continue reading. Otherwise head off and throw on Netflix to pass your evening.

Long Shot tells the story of Juan Catalan, who was arrested for a murder he didn’t commit.

In May 2003, a 16-year-old girl named Martha Puebla was shot dead at the doorstep of her Los Angeles home just days after she’d testified about two murders her ex- boyfriend Jose Ledesma had allegedly committed.

Catalan was accused of having carried out the murder on the orders Ledesma and Catalan’s own brother, Mario.

He was put behind bars as he awaited trial against a prosecution who’d

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/gripping-new-true-crime-documentary-added-netflix-friday-602560

There’s a new documentary about Manolo Blahnik. Too bad it lacks the shoe god’s legendary flair.

There are two kinds of people who know Manolo Blahnik: those who own — or long to own — a pair of the shoe designer’s lavish heels, and those who, like the rest of us, are aware of the name only through the gushings of “Sex and the City” protagonist Carrie Bradshaw. The real-life Carrie, writer Candice Bushnell, appears briefly in the documentary “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards,” along with a clip from the show in which Carrie begs a mugger not to take her Manolo Blahniks.

The film, by fashion journalist and first-time director Michael Roberts, will appeal to the designer’s most ardent devotees, in the barrage of effusive praise the filmmaker has assembled from such fashion-world elites as editors Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley (who compares Blahnik to French poet Charles Baudelaire). These moments would play well at an honorary gala but make for

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Netflix’s remarkable new true crime documentary has moved people …




By Paul Moore

100% on Rotten Tomatoes and “one of the most heartbreaking films” you’ll see.

Regarding American society, it’s clear that art is reflecting life when you look at some of the films and TV shows that have recently been made.

Green Room, Get Out, The Handmaid’s Tale, Dear White People and Detroit are all eerily topical, but this has also been reflected in the increasing amount of diverse documentaries that are examining the history of flaws and injustices that exist within the US justice system.

Making A Murderer, The Keepers and The Confession Tapes are just some of the documentaries that have done their very best to expose criminal cover-ups, injustices and heartbreaks, but Netflix’s latest feature has moved some viewers to tears.

A few weeks ago, we brought you the news that Strong Island would be airing on Netflix and

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/netflixs-remarkable-new-true-crime-documentary-has-moved-people-to-tears-601549

Netflix’s remarkable new true crime documentary has moved people to tears




By Paul Moore

100% on Rotten Tomatoes and “one of the most heartbreaking films” you’ll see.

Regarding American society, it’s clear that art is reflecting life when you look at some of the films and TV shows that have recently been made.

Green Room, Get Out, The Handmaid’s Tale, Dear White People and Detroit are all eerily topical, but this has also been reflected in the increasing amount of diverse documentaries that are examining the history of flaws and injustices that exist within the US justice system.

Making A Murderer, The Keepers and The Confession Tapes are just some of the documentaries that have done their very best to expose criminal cover-ups, injustices and heartbreaks, but Netflix’s latest feature has moved some viewers to tears.

A few weeks ago, we brought you the news that Strong Island would be airing on Netflix and

Read more at: https://www.joe.ie/movies-tv/netflixs-remarkable-new-true-crime-documentary-has-moved-people-to-tears-601549