Review: West of Memphis

(Amy Berg, 2012)

Already the subject of three HBO documentaries that took a slapdash approach to arranging its key facts (the Paradise Lost trilogy), the shocking case of the West Memphis Three is again examined by director Amy Berg in West of Memphis. Here, she creates a sprawling, inclusive, sometimes biased catalogue of a long running voyage of justice. In 1994, the town of West Memphis in Arkansas was shattered by the heinous murders of three eight-year-old boys, which resulted in the accusations of three teenagers who were wrongfully said to have been part of the increasing rise of rituals practised by satanic cults. (Continue reading here)


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