Amanda Knox (2016)
Directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn
***This film is currently streaming on Netflix***
Rather surprisingly, Amanda Knox is fairly even-handed when it comes to its investigation into the crime. Through interviews with Knox, her boyfriend Sollecito, and the head Italian police officer, we see both sides of the story detailing how Knox could be guilty or how she could be innocent. While I have a personal opinion given the evidence as presented, filmmakers Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn create a very solid case for either side, adding in rather sly digs at the worldwide tabloid media that drummed up much more excitement and disgusting unjustified indictments than they should have. Tackling this aspect of this well-known case adds another layer to what could've been a simplistic real-life Law and Order episode, but ends up being something much more compelling.
The RyMickey Rating: B+