Netflix’s shocking documentary released this fall, “American Murder: The Family Next Door,” delves into the story of a Colorado man, Christopher Watts, who brutally murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, in cold blood, and then left their lifeless bodies in an oil field where he was employed.
This well-produced documentary, by Knickerbockerglory, earned a 4.3 star rating, and over 50 million views, showing clearly how many people are enjoying it and how fast it got popular. Photo courtesy of Ghaith Baazaoui
In the somewhat crowded genre of television legal dramas, the original run of “Law & Order” continues to stand out years after it ended due to its memorable cast and great writing. The show ran for two decades and ended 10 years ago, but when found in syndication or on Peacock still manages to feel fresh.
The famous New York City skyline provides the iconic backdrop for the long-running TV drama series, “Law and Order.” Photo courtesy of Pixabay
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is a Mark Twain-style adventure story of a boy with Down syndrome chasing his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler and taking this unique journey with an unlikely friend.
A story that is driven toward adventure and the depth of people despite their label will leave you excited about your next adventure with your friends or family. Photo courtesy of StockSnap
“The Imitation Game” is less of a tragedy than a celebration of Alan Turing’s work life. An individual who has shown us heroically that “sometimes it is the people whom no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
An encoding machine, similar to the Enigma used by the Germans for all communication in World War II, proved to be one of the Allies’ greatest challenges, as portrayed brilliantly and with historic accuracy in Mortem Tyldum’s film. Photo by Mauro Sbicego
“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee’s absolute masterpiece of a movie, was incredibly timely when it was first released in 2018 and actually could be even more relevant now, two full years later. Dealing head on with racism and discrimination, the brilliantly written film offers commentary and insight on contemporary racial issues.
The cast of “BlacKkKlansman” and director Spike Lee premiered their movie at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Georges Biard