‘Long Shot’ on Netflix is riveting, but stops short of full story

Editor’s note: The 2017 documentary has been written about by many, but if you haven’t seen it, there are spoilers in this column.

The documentary ‘Long Shot’ on Netflix is riveting. The production is extremely well-directed and holds your attention from the first words uttered by the subject Juan Catalan. By the time the credits roll, it’s impossible to not be infuriated by justice temporarily gone horribly astray. The work, however, stops short of the full story. Catalan, an innocent man who came far too close to the death penalty, is the central subject, but his brother Mario’s story warranted more attention than it got. Continue reading “‘Long Shot’ on Netflix is riveting, but stops short of full story”

Ghosts, gold, and weapons: Film on true story of Sutton Hoo intrigues

Very few films entice me to sit through them, but a film based on an archaeological dig is due out January 29, and I plan to watch it. Netflix will premiere the story of Sutton Hoo. The film is based on a novel and the book is based on a true story. I have a self-interest in this film. Continue reading “Ghosts, gold, and weapons: Film on true story of Sutton Hoo intrigues”

From UFOs to a family massacre, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reborn with changes

Remember the long running series ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ from the 1980s through the 2000s? The show helmed by narrator Robert Stack is a classic. Episodes had the potential to bring in new tips about old crimes. Now a reborn version of ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ is airing on Netflix, and while the premise remains the same, changes to the original format have been made.

Is the series worth your time? Continue reading “From UFOs to a family massacre, ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reborn with changes”

Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t solve mystery or puzzle

Followup to IAS article, “Netflix releases steamy Epstein series” (5/28/2020)

When I saw James Patterson’s book Filthy Rich: A Powerful Billionaire, the Sex Scandal that Undid Him, and All the Justice that Money Can Buy: The Shocking True Story of Jeffrey Epstein was the basis for the Netflix series Filthy Rich, I admit I was puzzled. I still am. I watched the series, and it doesn’t solve the full mystery of Epstein or do anything to clear up my confusion. Continue reading “Netflix series on Jeffrey Epstein doesn’t solve mystery or puzzle”

Netflix releases steamy Epstein series, but mystery remains about heirs, intel links

Netflix just premiered a new series about Jeffrey Epstein, providing a number of the millionaire’s accusers a public forum his death deprived them of. The trailers suggest a dicey, steamy saga of sexcapades and even assaults. The series will raise as many questions as it answers. Mysteries remain, and they involve more than his sexual deeds. Continue reading “Netflix releases steamy Epstein series, but mystery remains about heirs, intel links”