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Nine days later, he plunged to his death from the window of a New York City hotel room. It's yet another tale about the holes in the criminal justice system, but one of the most compelling in recent history. One of those individuals is Olson's own son Eric, who has spent the last 60-plus years trying to uncover the truth about his father's death, convinced it was a cover-up connected to the CIA's MKUltra experimentations. Like Three Days of the Condor's Joe Turner, Jack Ryan is a CIA analyst, more adept at using his noggin than a Walther PPK. Most of them are now spreading the word about the crimes of the CIA and how the organization needs to be extinguished. For years, it was basically an open secret in the music industry that R&B artist R. Kelly was a predator. Learn more about our use of cookies and information. This documentary is a detailed look at what actually happened in the camp, and how it changed the world … There's probably a maranthon. Amanda Knox has been convicted and acquitted of murder twice as the primary suspect in the murder of her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. ©2020 Group Nine Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. UNLIMITED TV SHOWS & MOVIES. As the documentary team behind this essential Netflix binge, which rivals The Staircase and Serial Season 1 in its capacity to inspire righteous anger and rabbit-hole quests for the truth, details without exceeding skill, justice for Avery and Dassey, tragically swept up in the deplorable affair, has most definitely not been served. This is a major exception, one that should have you discussing much more than the cold case in question. Yarris is the only talking head who appears in the movie, but he possesses a natural storytelling gift that unravels his life in a way that grips you until the last moments of the film. Before French filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s The Staircase was picked up by Netflix in 2018, the mid-2000s series was one of the first auteur true crime series that its many successors have since modeled their stylistic choices and formats after. More than two decades after his death, his family was awarded a $750,000 settlement from the CIA. The MKUltra project attempted to uncover how mind control could be achieved through certain drugs, namely LSD, which could then be used in interrogations and torture by the agency. Fox examines why. As it intends to show that nobody is a hero, this doc follow the chaos to its bitter, unraveled end. Cold Case Files brings what resolution can come of those stories, though, keying in on infamous unsolved cases, the reasons they went cold, and how they were reopened today. Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris, behind The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, has created Wormwood, where documentary meets scripted miniseries in an attempt to explore the murky history of Project MKUltra and the death of Frank Olson. We decided to return to this list and update it since some of the older selections have since been removed from the streaming service. In 2020, Netflix and the producers of Stranger Things rebooted the classic cold case series Unsolved Mysteries with its original team, and the result was a match made in true-crime fan Heaven. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. This three-part docuseries is the prime example of Netflix's recent territory of holy shit, how is this real subjects for documentaries, following a group of internet sleuths' hunt to catch somebody who is seemingly obsessed with getting clout by cruelly torturing and killing cats on camera. At first glance, The Fear of 13 looks and feels like a stripped-down version The Thin Blue Line: Nick Yarris has spent more than two decades on death row for a murder he says he didn't commit, and he becomes increasingly credible as the movie progresses. To understand the origins and true impact of the business of drugs, a former CIA analyst investigates the economics of six illicit substances. From farming to smuggling to sales, former CIA analyst Amaryllis Fox investigates cocaine's hugely profitable and disturbingly deadly business cycle. Based on Kid Cudi’s upcoming concept album of the same name, this adult animated anthology follows a young man on his journey to discover love. Netflix supports the Digital Advertising Alliance Principles. 2020 TV-MA 1 Season Social & Cultural Docs. Numerous shocking twists are revealed over the course of the seven-episode series, as the haunting mystery turns disturbing exposé and then circles back around again. While their radical antics shook a small, quiet town and law enforcement, eventually we see the machinations behind the largest bioterror attack that the country has seen, instigated by the cult, and their other various crimes in order to keep themselves in power. After hours of grueling police interrogation, is it possible that you might find yourself confessing to a crime that you may or may not have committed? There's something especially tragic about cold cases, often sitting untouched for decades without justice or peace for the victims and families involved. Morris and his subjects knows there's more to this story. Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. You see, people who are eccentric enough to own lions and tigers are eccentric enough to do things like run a cult, commit and cover up arson, and even orchestrate a hit on somebody. While the series may seem like just another true crime binge, over six stories told in seven episodes, The Confession Tapes narrows in on one specific phenomenon and its unfortunate grasp on the criminal justice system. Netflix’s own Evil Genius, for example, which surprisingly tackles a bank heist, bombing, and ruthless scavenger hunt full of twists and turns, all allegedly at the hands of one woman, in four 45-minute episodes.