With the pandemic quarantining us to our houses for the better part of two years, the small screens have become dearer and OTT platforms are to be credited. Real-life crimes have played a very important role with respect to creating popular culture from time immemorial — from Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita to Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon — and has inspired artists to churn out some of the most critically-acclaimed pieces of art. Gradually movies like Foxcatcher and Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile that are dedicated to very specific crimes and those behind the actions, started to occupy filmmakers' minds, and consequently, the screens. However, with advances in content production and the habits of content consumption that OTT platforms have created, we are witnessing a surge in true crime content that features archival footage and photos of some of the most infamous crimes in history. It is important that we heed a word of caution before diving headfirst into this genre, for not everything inspired by a crime can become a genre-defining masterpiece. True crime content on OTTs often shines the spotlight on the sheer brutality and gruesome details of the crime, with the trailers of these documentaries luring the… Read full this story
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