A thorough account of the infamous West Memphis Three murder case and its 18 year fallout, Amy Berg’s documentary combines forensic detail with righteous anger to compelling effect. There has been a lot of film dedicated to this particular story, but Berg’s is the first account to provide a complete overview of the murders that befell a rural American community in 1993. From the initial sentencing of three outcast teenagers through the years of legal wrangling and newly discovered evidence, West of Memphis paints a damning portrait of police misconduct in a society all too quick to punish those least able to defend themselves.
Have we done that joke before? We may have done that joke before.
It is him, right?
This week our faithful cheat sheet looks at the ever rising star that is Bradley Cooper. Between his love of cooking, helping inner-city children, being fluent in French, his adorable pet dogs and his general talent at ACTING we cannot say a bad word about him. Disgusting, isn’t it?