Good Documentary

Friday, 1 April 2011

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, presents a gripping courtroom thriller, offering a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial. In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen, whose body was discovered lying in a pool of blood on the stairway of their home. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and immediate family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options. "The staircase" is an engrossing look at contemporary American justice that features more twists than a legal bestseller.

Don't read anything about the case, just watch it and then you can make a decision yourself. I can't recommend it highly enough, one of the best documentaries I have ever seen.


  1. Thanks for the recommendation, i will take a look!

  1. I do like most shity movie from sundance idk why just like the feeling! :D

  1. Waywardly said...:

    I've seen it. I love all sundance films. They're the most well made.

  1. Insider33 said...:

    Really intriguing, maybe I'll check it out.

  1. sounds interesting

  1. I love a good documentary! Thanks for the tip!

  1. dende said...:

    i saw this video in school like 5 years ago :)

  1. ds said...:

    Should maybe check it out.

  1. Mu said...:

    Awww. only 1/4th of the whole thing?! damn.

    I'm not falling for the family's "OMG he's never angry."

    The 18 yo chick got busted with the "usually". The youngest son admitted he was violent other than traditional "spanking". Don't feel like watching the rest to see how it turns out, but I can totally see it being a crime.

  1. Reading the IMDB, looks interesting.
    Don't know if I'll have the time to watch it though.

  1. Sean said...:

    Somebody else recommended this, now I'll HAVE to watch it.

  1. @Sean
    It was actually me who recommended to you, but I fucked up the time it was scheduled to come out at, I put it the 01/03/11 instead of 01/04/11. I remember seeing your comment as I was deleting the post.

  1. this looks good! will watch thanks

  1. The name instantly reminded me of The Room. I'm sure this will be better though.

  1. I love good documentaries.
    I'm definitely putting this on my list of movies to watch.
    Have you seen Exit thru the gift shop?
    That's my favorite doc.

  1. i used to watch alot of documentaries. but not so much anymore

  1. Anonymous said...:

    8.6 on IMDB, then it's not bad at all! gotta check it out.

  1. Patres said...:

    Was it the butler, in the dining room, with a screw driver?

  1. This looks pretty good. I always wait for it to come to netflix though! Hopefully soon...

  1. Nick said...:

    I'll definitely keep an eye out for it on Netflix. I remember hearing about the case in the news, but it's been long enough that hopefully I can have a fresh viewing.

  1. Jay.CA said...:

    sounds like an exciting documentary (two words you don't often find together). ;)

  1. documentaries are so great, gonna check it out

  1. psyke said...:

    Where can I get this?

  1. Dazza said...:

    yeah Ill defs check it out, generally anything 8+ on imdb is worth watching!

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