Casting JonBenet (Dir. Kitty Green), the highly anticipated meta-documentary released as a Netflix-exclusive film about the 1996 murder of 6-year-old JonBenet Ramsey was met with mixed reactions- mostly because the idea of making a film about the actual brutal murder of an actual child didn’t sit well with many people. 601 more words
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Every day I learn about murders, all types of murders, serial murders, revenge murders, family murders, murders of passion and every now and then something a little more light hearted, like clown murders. 1,161 more words
Within the new Netflix documentary, “Casting JonBenet”, director and writer Kitty Green offers a creative, but haunting outlook on possibly one of the most high profile child murder/mystery cases of all time, the saddening death of JonBenet Ramsey. 611 more words
Netflix’s Casting JonBenet is a less a true crime documentary and more an examination of true crime obsessions and true crime documentaries themselves.
Doing exactly what it says on the tin, Casting JonBenet follows the casting process for one of the dramatic reconstructions you often see in a true crime documentary. 448 more words
What are we talking about when we talk about true crime? It’s rarely the victims, and it’s seldom even the criminal act in question. So often, these cases that play out in the media and catch a foothold in American culture provide a convenient release valve for other societal anxieties. 365 more words
If you are looking for an very technical, in-depth analysis of the JonBenet Ramsey case, this isn’t it. In fact, I recommend watching, or reading or listening to a different source, if you are unfamiliar with the case, before watching this documentary. 367 more words