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Dave Corzine reflects on time with Bulls, Jordan in the 1980s

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 14, 2020

The “Last Dance” documentary on ESPN, a 10-part series chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ last championship run in 1998, has given old and new basketball fans an inside look into the Bulls’ dynasty and what ultimately happened during the 1998 season.  The documentary gives fans never before seen...

REVIEW: ‘Unorthodox’ draws viewers into its tale of escaping from Hassidic community, arranged marriage

Tommy Virgl, Contributing Writer

May 9, 2020

“Unorthodox” is a Netflix mini-series loosely based on Deborah Feldman’s autobiography: “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.” The series follows Esty (played by Shira Haas), a 19-year-old woman who is unhappy with her current arranged marriage. Coming from a Hassidic ...

Once more, with feeling: a review of ‘The Last Dance’

Once more, with feeling: a review of 'The Last Dance'

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2020

“The Last Dance” is a monumental piece of documentary filmmaking — a comprehensive look into one of our greatest sports teams, a searing examination of legacy and ego. There are eight episodes still to air, yet it is already a triumph, breaking ratings records for the storied “30 for 30” fra...

REVIEW: ‘The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez’ offers horrifying look at real-world issue

REVIEW: 'The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez' offers horrifying look at real-world issue

Dayana Garcia, Contributing Writer

March 29, 2020

“Horrendous, inhumane and nothing short of evil,” are some of the words that Judge George G. Lomeli used to describe the crime against Gabriel Fernandez.  “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez” is a six-part true crime documentary series on Netflix that follows and brought to light the death of 8-yea...

Celebrity documentaries on Netflix you should watch

Celebrity documentaries on Netflix you should watch

Keira Wingate, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

February 16, 2020

1.  “Gaga: Five Foot Two” introduces you to the women behind the glitz and glamour you see on stage.                     2. “Amy” shows archival footage of the late singer and personal testimonials give you a b...

New Netflix documentary series gives voice to death row inmates

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2020

“I Am A Killer” follows the stories of convicted inmates who are currently serving their sentences on death row.  The series is among many that cover the crime genre, but it manages to give itself an edge by giving a first-person point-of-view to the killers themselves. Even though there are similar...

Documentaries ring in new year as latest trend

Documentaries ring in new year as latest trend

Chinyere Ibeh, Contributing Writer

January 26, 2020

With Netflix dropping two now-trending documentary series, “Killer Mind: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez” and “Cheer,” documentaries seem to be getting more of the hype nowadays. Documentaries serve as non-fiction, informational programs that tackle topics that many people may not fully understand....

What’s Fresh in Crime Documentaries

What's Fresh in Crime Documentaries

Ally Zacek, Design Editor

May 29, 2018

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist For all true crime aficionados, there is nothing more satisfying than solving the crime faster than the documentary unfolds. Diving into “Evil Genius,” however, is unlike any other true crime series. In this original Netflix f...

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