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    Confessions of Crime | Volume 1-3 (1991 – 1993)

    Confessions of Crime is a true crime series which aired on the Liftetime network. The series uses police interragation tapes, interviews, and reenactments to reconstruct violent crimes, mostly among women. Series host Theresa Saldana was herself the victim of a stabbing by an obsessed fan in 1982. Original release: July 23, 1991 No. of […]

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    The System: Escape from Death Row (2001)

    Mecklenburg Correctional Center, a twenty-million dollar institution built in 1977, was once touted as an escape-proof prison. But double fencing topped with miles of looping razor wire, heightened security measures, highly trained staff, and all the electronic bells and whistles, didn’t stop two of the most dangerous killers in America, James and Linwood Briley, […]

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    Going Postal (2009)

    With extraordinary access to those involved, including one teenage murderer himself, GOING POSTAL tells the story of the school and workplace shootings which have cast a shadow over American society since the 1980s. This April saw the 10th anniversary of Columbine, but the phenomenon is twice as old. Hundreds have been killed. The film, […]

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    The Chicago Rippers (2015)

    On Dec. 6, 1982, Beverly Washington was found near a railroad track outside of Chicago. Her body was beaten and bruised, her chest had multiple slash wounds across it, and her left breast had been amputated. Despite her injuries and massive blood loss, Washington was alive, avoiding her fate as the last victim of […]

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    My Son: The Serial Killer (2017)

    A documentary examining one of the UK’s most notorious criminals, as Steve Wright’s father Conrad offers his deeply personal insights into the horrific crimes his son committed. Dubbed the ‘Suffolk Strangler’, Wright murdered five women who worked as prostitutes and dumped their bodies in the countryside around Ipswich in 2006, and was jailed for […]

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    Mobsters: Sam Giancana (2007)

    Born and reared in Chicago’s “Little Italy” on the near southwest side, Sam Giancana began working for Al Capone in the 1920s and, by 1966, had been arrested some 70 times and served five years in prison for burglary and four years for operating an illegal still. In 1965–66 he spent a year in […]

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    Ruby Ridge (2017)

    The 1992 standoff at the remote cabin took the lives of three people, and inflamed simmering anti-government resentment among groups who were already becoming active in the Pacific Northwest, director Barak Goodman’s film suggests. “Ruby Ridge” tells the story of how things went tragically wrong in a confrontation between Randy Weaver — who was […]

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    Brainwashed : The Secret CIA Experiments in Canada (2017)

    Doses of LSD given through an IV; drug-induced comas lasting two months; amnesia brought on by drugs psychological torture. None of these actions seem possible in an accepting, liberal city like Montreal. But there’s a dark part of Montreal’s history everyone seems to forget, or simply not talk about, and all of these atrocities […]

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    Qandeel (2017)

    The life, death and impact of Pakistan’s working-class icon Qandeel Baloch, killed in 2016 after becoming a social media celebrity. This film tells Qandeel’s story through her own videos and media appearances. A young, fearless woman who collided with Pakistan’s mainstream media, Qandeel exposed the religious right and challenged middle-class morality. From her life […]

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    Fed Up (2014)

    As the age-old adage goes, you are what you eat. The Katie Couric-produced documentary explores the old-saying’s truth in the growing obesity epidemic. With interviews with some of Washington’s power players, past and present, the documentary weaves a tale of corruption and conflict of interest that dates back nearly three decades.While the cure to […]

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    Louis Theroux Dark States: Heroin Town (2017)

    The depiction of a town ravaged by a heroin epidemic in Louis Theroux: Dark States (BBC Two) wasn’t exactly heart-warming Sunday-night viewing. Once upon a time you could rely on a Louis Theroux documentary to offer up a feast of ironic giggles at the foibles of humankind. But for years now he’s been going […]

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    Fake Degrees: Exposing Canadians with phoney credentials (2017)

    A Marketplace investigation of the world’s largest diploma mill has discovered many Canadians could be putting their health and well-being in the hands of nurses, engineers, counsellors and other professionals with phoney credentials. Fake diplomas are a billion-dollar industry, according to experts, and Marketplace obtained business records of its biggest player, a Pakistan-based IT […]

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    Mystery of the Man on the Moor (2017)

    The other day I sat behind a girl on the bus who was on the phone discussing, at high volume, her reservations about a chap she’d met. “He’s lovely,” she said. “But the thing is… I googled him… And there’s nothing. There’s nothing about him on the internet. At all.” For someone of her […]

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    The Keepers – Mini Series (2017)

    What is it? An exhaustive real-crime documentary series about the murder of a nun in 1969, but also so much more. Why you’ll love it: The Keepers is not the new Making a Murderer. Without looking it up, tell me the name of the victim, the dead woman whose family still mourn her sudden […]

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    How Police Missed the Grindr Killer (2017)

    Stephen Port was jailed for life after being found guilty of the murder of four young gay men in Barking, east London. The bodies of two of Port’s victims were found in the same position, in the same graveyard, by the same dog walker three weeks apart. Yet a catalogue of police failings meant […]

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    24 Hours in Police Custody – Season 1 (2014)

    Channel 4’s 24 Hours in Police Custody was a gripping police procedural. After a long investigation, detectives were convinced they’d cracked the case. The suspect was arrested during a tense raid. Cops piled on the pressure during interrogations, producing evidence with a flourish to wrong-foot him, while his spivvy lawyer scrambled to keep up. […]

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    TIME: The Kalief Browder Story – Mini Series (2017)

    Co-produced by rapper Jay-Z, TIME: THE KALIEF BROWDER STORY is a documentary series that tells the story of the late Kalief Browder, a young black teenager who spent over 1000 days in a New York City prison without ever receiving a trial. On May 15, 2010, the 16-year-old Bronx high school student was arrested […]

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    20 Most Horrifying Hollywood Murders (2006)

    Death is never an easy thing to accept, but sometimes people are taken much sooner than we expect. In Hollywood, death is in an even bigger spotlight than our own lives. Many of us imagine the life of a celebrity to be all glitz and glamour. All we see are the fancy clothes, the […]

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    Scotland’s Secret Serial Killer (2009)

    The World’s End Murders is the colloquial name given to the murder of two teenage girls, Christine Eadie, 17, and Helen Scott, 17, in Edinburgh, in October 1977. The case is so named because both victims were last seen alive leaving the World’s End Pub in Edinburgh’s Old Town. The only living person to […]

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    Silk Road: Drugs, Death and the Dark Web (2017)

    You can view this Storyville film in one of two ways: either as a police procedural, tracking the efforts of multiple US government agencies to take down the internet drugs marketplace Silk Road, or as a philosophical treatise on the souring of a dream. Silk Road’s founder, aka “Dread Pirate Roberts”, wanted to create […]

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    Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis (2017)

    For eight months, KOMO News investigated the heroin crisis in Seattle. It aired this Eric Johnson documentary, “Demon at the Door: Our Heroin Crisis.” He calls it shocking, devastating and unflinchingly real. “For the better part of a year we’ve been working on this program. We’ve been in alleyways and homes and police cars […]

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    A Good American (2015)

    Apparently, 9/11 would have been avoided were it not for the NSA’s discontinuation of wiretapping project ‘Thinthread’ three weeks before the event occurred. A bold statement if ever there was one, yet former intelligence official and codebreaking genius (now whistleblower) William Binney goes there in A Good American. Talking heads interspliced with shots of […]

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    A Killer in the Family (1983)

    Having been sentenced to two life sentences for murder, Gary Tison (Robert Mitchum) finds himself moved to a low security prison due to his good behaviour where he is able to have picnics with his family. It is there he plays the doting father who is especially proud of son Donny (James Spader) who […]