Amanda Knox ★★★★

The quintessential who-didn't-do-it documentary. It's true that I live in the kind of news blackout bubble that ignored this case as it happened. That's what results from no TV news and no newspapers (this last election and its coverage broke that pattern for a while; but I'm back to ignorance again, for now.) Maybe because I was in suspense about the outcome of this famous case, this documentary was a home run...had me enthralled throughout. However, the film itself didn't answer all my questions about the true nature of guilt or innocence as it pertained to the Italian justice system. Did that matter? Not a bit. The film did deliver a scathing indictment of the irresponsible tabloid media and junk TV news, which was a plus. Sometimes true life courtroom dramas can be superior to the best fictional procedurals on TV. Case in point...