movie review

Felony-focused film reviews; fictional movies and true crime documentaries depicting real-life stories or inspired by them.

Peter P10 months ago
'You Were Never Really Here' (2017)
McCleary said you were brutal. I can be. I want you to hurt them. It’s not just the fact that defenseless young children are victims of unscrupulous people who use them in networks for pedophiles. The...
10 'Actors' Who Weren't Acting in 'Goodfellas'
What do some of the mothers, daughters, mobsters, and prosecutors in the movie Goodfellas have in common? They weren’t acting. These ten actors didn’t have to stretch very far at all to play their rol...
Best True Crime Documentaries of 2018
Whether to chronicle landmark trials or speculate about unsolved mysteries, the true crime genre is filled with a variety of addictively morose stories. Some of these filmmakers seek justice for those...
Nicola P. Younga year ago
Best Investigative Journalism Movies
Journalism isn't just about good writing. Arguably, it's barely about good writing at all—though that is an important part of it (I mean, even the most fascinating stories can be ruined by bad writing...
Peter Pa year ago
'Hunting Emma' (2017)
Summary Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma witnesses a murder in the wild. Six violent men killing a cop in cold blood. So, they hunt her like an animal in the desolate Karoo. She should have been an ea...
James Lizowskia year ago
Best Serial Killer Movies of All Time
Whether you want to admit it or not, we have a morbid fascination with serial killers. It doesn't matter if they're female serial killers or deadly killing couples—the bloodier their story, the better...
Claudia Jerroa year ago
Top Ten Serial Killer Movies on Netflix Right Now
While some of the most notable serial killer films like American Psycho or Zodiac are no longer available on Netflix, there are a bunch of other titles worth watching, including a couple of Netflix or...
Gerald Oppugnea year ago
Best Drug Cartel Movies
Every year or so, a film is released showcasing the varied aspects of either one or several highly lethal narcotics and its burgeoning enterprise. Films like these tend to center upon the kingpin or w...
Kelsey Langea year ago
10 Serial Killer Movies That Are Based on True Stories
Among the guilty pleasures in the world, learning about serial killers is one of the most common. And for some sick reason, we find ourselves interested in the minds of those who are evil. To make thi...
Rich Monettia year ago
You Don’t Know Whether You are Coming or Going in 'Roman J. Israel'
When I saw the preview for Roman J. Israel, I wondered how I had missed this real life Civil Rights lawyer from the front lines of early 70s injustice. I eventually learned the esquire was a fictional...
S. A. Anderson a year ago
Why I Think Everyone Should Watch 'Natural Born Killers'
Oliver Stone is a director who has never shied away from politics and controversy. He has shown this with movies like JFK, Nixon and Snowden. His most political and controversial movie to date is argu...
Ashley Greccoa year ago
Murder With Catchy Titles!
It seems that in recent years, the popular fascination with “true crime” has grown significantly. Once dubbed weird or creepy has now been deemed more “mainstream” in some cases. Netflix is full of do...
James Fangsa year ago
Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix to Stream Right Now
Nothing is more engaging than true crime documentaries. The fact that these documentaries are based on real events is what really lures us in. We're shocked by the idea that these actually occurred. T...
Trevor Wellsa year ago
Lifetime Review: '16 and Missing'
Oh, Ashley Scott, it seems you can hardly catch a break when it comes to Lifetime movies. Before being cast in the schlock that was Fatal Defense, you were in this MarVista-made "thriller" where you h...
The Godfather
The Godfather is Francis Ford Coppola’s opus magnum. Praised by many critics to be one of the greatest films ever put to the screen, no film can create such an evocation of pure emotion, not just from...
Best Serial Killer Documentaries to Watch Right Now
Serial killers disgust us. Serial killers bewilder us. But serial killers also attract us. We look into their eyes and hear their thoughts in documentaries because we want to know what they're thinkin...
Stephanie Ward2 years ago
Killing the Big Screen
Obsession with serial killers and their crimes have been prevalent since the 1970s. You may find yourself asking why, and you wouldn’t be alone. As it turns out, it’s not that weird. In the 1970s, med...
Why The New Casey Anthony Documentary 'An American Murder Mystery' Broke Ratings Records
Viewers are fascinated with true crime stories. It's one of the many reasons why television shows like #Snapped, #TheFirst48 and #MakingaMurderer are so popular. We want to go behind the scenes of the...