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Amanda Knox

Director:  Rod Blackhurst & Brian McGinn
Year Released:  2016
Rating:  1.5

In 2007, American student Amanda Knox, studying abroad in Italy, was accused - along with her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito - of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher - the incident became a massive international scandal, with the (seedy) press turning Knox into some kind of succubus ("Drug Fueled Sex Games!"): here, she's supposed to give 'her side' of the incident. I've been following the case for years and nothing in this convinces me Knox is even remotely innocent - her behavior after Kercher's death is suspicious, she dances around facts, her smirk is alarming - and the reason she and Sollecito are free is because of (a.) the media's deranged imagination and (b.) botched police work (also see: Simpson, O.J.). It's strange to me the Italians (of all people) would resort to slut-shaming ... and it's funny how many (especially Knox) rushed to blame Rudy Guede, the African guy ("I didn't even know his name, I swear!"). Information about Kercher is still sparse - she almost becomes an afterthought in the tawdriness - and I still have no idea what the motive could have been. This I know for certain: Nick Piza needs to take a very long look at himself.

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