It's been just over 20 years since the death of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey, found in her Boulder, Colorado home under mysterious circumstances. Ramsey's parents Patsy and John were the primary suspects in the case that has both fascinated and horrified people around the world for years. And while no one has ever been charged in JonBenet's murder, that hasn't stopped amateur sleuths, documentarians and Nancy Grace from pointing at their own suspects and theories. In Netflix's new doc Casting JonBenet, director Kitty Green takes a unique approach to the traditional true crime genre, casting local Boulder actors to relive and recount what they know and what they've heard. It ultimately makes for dark, disturbing and highly entertaining watching. The film is out on Netflix on April 28.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Our beloved Oprah returns to the screen in this real life story about Henrietta Lacks, a black woman whose cells were taken without her permission by doctors and used for medical research for decades. This new HBO film tells the story of her family, helmed by her daughter (played by Oprah), and their fight to get Henrietta's story told. Rose Byrne co-stars as a journalist tasked with uncovering the truth. Based on a NYT bestseller, this story grapples with bioethics and the stark, troubling history of medical experimentation on African Americans.
Am I confused or is there a new Winston Churchill biography film every few years? Well, here's another one! This time about the "untold" (I find that hard to believe) story of his behind-the-scenes battle with allied forces. Brian Cox gets to pick up where Brendan Gleeson left off in Into the Storm, playing the great British leader during his most celebrated chapter. Cox gets a chance to make his mark as Churchill now, just ahead of Gary Oldman's turn as Winston, in the soon to be released Darkest Hour, about the period of WWII from 1940 - 1941. I assume somebody watches all of these, it's just not me.
Justice League Teaser Trailer
And why not, here's a teaser for the new Justice League trailer that drops in a couple of days. I personally think Ben Affleck hates being Batman more than anything but who cares, it's Aquaman! And Flash! And Wonder Woman!
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