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This doesn't do anything other than provide a visual synopsis of events that you could read on Wikipedia. As far as true crime documentaties go, this one felt the most exploitative. Something rubs be the wrong way about parading a mother's final moments and intimate texts before an audience while showcasing her families tumultuous undoing in what amounts to little more than an effort to entertain true crime fanatics. Without seriously attempting to add anything substantially new or informative to the discussion, this documentary truly did feel more exploitative than interesting.
Some fantastic acting brought out by what I assume was masterful directing. Incredibly captivating and has aged remarkably well for something almost 70 years old. The film completely realises 12 interesting and intricate characters and the decision to omit the defendant throughout the process really strengthens the theme by taking away any potential prejudices that the audience may have. The film is simply shot but still excels at creating a tense and claustrophobic setting that left me sweltering from the…
This abomination transcends simple words like good, or bad. It is the kind of creation that you just have to ask, "How does anyone make this?".
It's like watching torture porn, and don't get me wrong, that's what Cats is. Torture.
If only Mr Mistofelees had been the entire movie, this may have been better.