heisenberg wrote:I haven't seen the jinx? I'm guessing it is worth a punt. I'll look it up.
The Jinx is really worth it. Robert Durst is just such a compelling character. Unfortunately Andrew Jarecki isn't as good at making movies, but it's still worth watching All Good Things which was his fictionalized account of Durst and the disappearance of Kathie and the Galvaston trial.
That film caused Durst to contact Jarecki and thus The Jinx came about. Apparently Durst also did a DVD commentary, but I've not found that anywhere to stream, and All Good Things really is not worth buying on DVD!
Durst is still in the news. They've finally sorted most of the legal issues from his arrest in New Orleans, so he's expecting to move to California soon for the Susan Berman case. Once he's there and charged we'll find out more about the actual evidence they have against him.
I expected the authorities to draw out the New Orleans stuff for as long as possible. Since they seem not to have, we can only assume the LA prosecutor has some better evidence than just the old (and legally dubious) handwriting, plus the bathroom audio - which I can't imagine is admissible due to the tenuous and potentially inculpatory nature.
Also worth watching are the Paradise Lost trilogy (West Memphis 3) which has several elements in common with Making A Murderer. However the films are worth it just for the bonkers step-father of one victim - he's a highly entertaining slack-jawed yokel type southern redneck freak!
From the same directors - the movie Brother's Keeper is an interesting take on a Steven Avery type small town situation, but where the locals rallied round the accused instead.
If you're a man in charge and claim you're a staunch feminist? Then give a woman your job, or shut the fuck up! (Mark Kozelek)