Tag Archives: Making a Murderer

Critical Condition: The Trial: A Murder in the Family

The Trial: A Murder in the Family | TVNZ 1, 9.30 Monday ☆☆☆☆ “The idea is to explore the internal workings of a criminal court through a made-up case. A fictional university lecturer stands trial for murdering his estranged wife. They, and various witnesses, are well played by actors. The barristers are real and play […]

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Critical Condition: American Vandal

American Vandal | Netflix, from Friday ➢ “American Vandal, Netflix’s send-up of true-crime series like The Jinx and Making a Murderer, isn’t for everyone. There’s maybe one too many d–k jokes, more glamour shots of toilets than anyone would probably care to see, and an overwhelming amount of shaky-cam footage. But as an examination of today’s teen culture, it’s […]

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Critical Condition: Captive

Captive (Netflix, streaming now) “Captive, a smart, character-driven documentary thriller, aims to be the fact-based version of one of those taut suspense thrillers starring Liam Neeson. Each of the show’s eight episodes tells the story of a different hostage crisis, dramatising tense, high-stakes negotiations through a combination of archival recordings, present-day interviews and artful re-creations. It’s the latest […]

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