Jim Mordecai isn't the Zodiac, but he was a mean son of a bitch, and maybe - quite possibly - the man behind the Santa Rosa hitchhiker murders. While the ending is underwhelming, there's a lot to like about Borgman's latest true crime doc.
CUT ME OPEN AND TATTOO VFW ON MY HEART.
For me, one of the most satisfying and viscerally thrilling cinematic plots is the siege scenario, in which an individual or a small group is barricaded or trapped — often in a single location — with overwhelming obstacles and unforeseeable circumstances they must overcome. The great thing about the siege motif is how malleable it is, appearing across a number of different genres; action (DIE HARD), comedy (HOME ALONE), drama (PANIC…