Atom Egoyan’s dramatized take on the events surrounding the West Memphis Three murder case and trial, Devil’s Knot, is a tad too redundant and tasteful for its own good.
We talk with award winning Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan about his latest film Devil's Knot what drew him to make a film about one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in American history (The West Memphis Three case), the film’s adherence to the facts of the case, the hectic shooting schedule, and why his talented cast was such an asset to the production.
The Devil’s Knot Special Presentation Director: Atom Egoyan Egoyan takes on the mishandling and traumatic feelings behind the infamous West Memphis Three trial in this fictionalized courtroom dramatization of the events that comes in the wake of four separate theatrically released documentaries on the issue and countless TV takes. While there’s absolutely nothing new to […]
While a great introduction to the plight of the West Memphis Three and the miscarriage of justice the surrounded their murder trial, West of Memphis doesn't do much that the Paradise Lost films didn't already cover (and better), and it's kind of self serving how producer Peter Jackson portrays himself. But thankfully it's an overall decent documentary and introduction to the story.
Another busy week at the video store as Battleship blasts its way onto home video, alongside Starship Troopers: Invasion, some Can-con with Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster and A Beginner's Guide to Endings, the documentary sequel Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the genuinely funny horror comedy A Little Bit Zombie, and the God awful "horror comedy" Jersey Shore Shark Attack.