‘The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea’ Documentary Miniseries Review

‘The Raincoat Killer: Chasing a Predator in Korea‘ is a three-part true crime Netflix documentary miniseries. It is directed by John Choi and Rob Sixsmith. Yoo Young-chul is one of the most prolific serial killers in Seoul, South Korea. He was tried and convicted of murdering over twenty victims. The documentary explores the early days…

‘Silk Road’ Review- A Cat And Mouse Misfire

Tiller Russell writes and directs ‘Silk Road,’ a true crime film about the rise and fall of Ross Ulbricht, who ran a drug ring on the dark web. It was released through Lionsgate. Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) is a young man with strong anti-government leanings. With the help of his girlfriend Julia Vie (Alexandra Shipp)…

Movie Review- Black Mass (2015)

Directed by Scott Cooper, ‘Black Mass‘ is a 2015 true crime biographical film about how the FBI struck a deal with the mobster Whitey Bulger in order to get information about other criminals. FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) arrives in his old neighborhood in Boston, being assigned to the FBI branch there. He convinces…

Netflix ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Volume 2 Review

Netflix released volume two of its ‘Unsolved Mysteries‘ revival. Original show creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer return along with Shawn Levy acting as executive producer. These six episodes deal with all manner of mysterious occurrences. Political intrigue, supernatural forces, child abductions, vanishing murderers, and strange suicides are all explored this time around. Each…

‘The Frozen Ground’ Review- Nic Cage Vs. John Cusack

In his directorial debut, Scott Walker wrote and directed ‘The Frozen Ground‘ in 2013. It was made by Grindstone Entertainment and released through Lionsgate in a limited theatrical run. After a body is found in an isolated part of Alaska in 1983, retiring detective and state trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) is assigned the case.…

Documentary Review- Tread

‘Tread‘ is one of those of unique documentaries that could be true crime or the tragic story of a man who is pushed too far. Director and writer Paul Solet tells the story of one man who was pushed to that breaking point. The true story of wielder Marvin Heemeyer, who opened a muffler repair…

‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ Review

‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez‘ is a harrowing and troubling six-part documentary of abuse, violence, and neglect in the case of an eight-year-old living in Palmdale, California. It is directed by Brian Knappenberger and made available through Netflix. Gabriel Fernandez was routinely beaten, starved, and locked in a cabinet by his mother and step-father. The…

‘Unabomber: In His Own Words’ Review

Reelz and Netflix partner together for Unabomber: In His Own Words, a documentary series of serial killer Theodore Kaczynski, who terrorized the United States between 1969 to 1995. The television show is written and directed by Mick Grogan. Kaczynski was a brutal murderer who was highly intelligent and even briefly worked as a college professor…

Documentary Review- Dream/Killer (2015)

Dream/Killer is a 2015 documentary that tells the story of the wrongful conviction of Ryan Ferguson and his family’s quest to prove his innocence while facing a judicial system that puts roadblocks in their way. Columbia Daily Tribune reporter Kent Heitholt was tragically murdered at his workplace parking lot on November 1, 2001. The case…

Netflix Nabs Ted Bundy Biopic Starring Zac Efron

Zac Efron is sprouting his wings from teen flicks and trashy comedy films to true crime biopics with the release of the Joe Berlinger directed feature Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. Berlinger (who also directed the popular Netflix documentary) crafted a cast that surprises in its focus. It will include Lily Collins (who plays Bundy’s longtime…