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The Staircase

The Sundance series The Staircase is an unusual documentary in that filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade has access to Peterson as the case was unfolding, giving a gripping account of the process of the law in the United States. Unfolding as an eight-part series of 45-minute episodes, The Staircase does take a bit of patience to …

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Bernie has one of those plots that is so crazy, that it must be true. Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) was one of the most popular men in Carthage, Texas. A tubby bachelor, maybe even a little “light in the loafers”, was an outstanding citizen with a kind word for everyone. As the town’s assistant mortician, …

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