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Files of the Unexplained: What Netflix’s Yuba County Five Doc Leaves Out

Netflix’s Files of the Unexplained demand answers, but leaves questionable omissions from the Yuba County Five story. Photo: Netflix Netflix’s true crime docuseries Files of the Unexplained episode 3, “The Yuba County Five,” focuses on Ted Weiher, Gary Mathias, Bill…

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Interview with the Vampire Season 2 Trailer Reveals a Major Villain

Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire season 2 trailer introduces a bloodsucker who knows what it means to be loved by Death. Photo: Larry Horricks | AMC This article contains spoilers from Anne Rice’s VAMPIRE CHRONICLES novels. The latest Interview…

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What Homicide: New York Left Out About the Carnegie Deli Case

Homicide: New York episode 1 focuses on a city landmark and a sympathetic victim. Photo: Netflix Netflix’s true crime series Homicide: New York’s first installment, “Carnegie Deli Massacre,” opens with the brutal murders of Jennifer Stahl, Charles “Trey” Helliwell, and…

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What Homicide: New York Leaves Out About the Michael McMorrow Case

Homicide: New York episode 2 shows only the tip of the frustration prosecutors felt in court. Photo: Netflix Dick Wolf’s new partnership with Netflix, Homicide: New York, celebrates the city’s bluest – those investigators who specialize in the aftermath of…

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Netflix’s The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping – What Happened Next?

Netflix’s The Program tells the story of the Ivy Ridge boarding academy. Here’s what it leaves out and where things stand now. Photo: Netflix Netflix’s The Program: Cons, Cults, and Kidnapping is occasionally as hard to watch as it is…

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Netflix’s American Conspiracy Dangles a JFK Theory Even Oliver Stone Missed

American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders baits the white whale of Kennedy assassination researchers to the surface. Was the Zapruder film edited? Photo: Netflix Conspiracy buffs rejoice. Netflix has got you covered. Photojournalist Christian Hansen and director Zachary Treitz’s American Conspiracy:…

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Everything Netflix’s Get Gotti Leaves Out About John Gotti

Netflix mob docuseries Get Gotti leaves some questions on the table. Thankfully, we have the answers. Photo: Netflix This article contains spoilers for Get Gotti. Netflix’s Get Gotti puts the spotlight on a New York gangster icon, whose camera-ready presence…

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How Netflix’s Life on Our Planet Created the Music of Evolution

Composer Lorne Balfe delves into the process of scoring life itself in Netflix’s Life on Our Planet. Photo: Netflix This article is presented by Life on Our Planet is an ambitious undertaking, breaking down the history of the world through…

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Malcolm in the Middle Deserves a Second Look

Malcolm in the Middle doesn’t come up in the all-time great sitcoms conversation as much as it should. Photo: Fox This article contains spoilers for the final episode of Malcolm in the Middle. Besides animated series, there are very few…

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The Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix

Netflix helped bring true crime fascination to the streaming era with these documentaries and docuseries. Photo: Netflix It might seem contradictory that the rise of short video clip popularity coincided with the popularity of long form journalism, but Netflix may…