In a film based on true events, an awkward but ambitious TV reporter struggles to adapt when she's ordered to focus on violent and salacious stories.
Based on a harrowing true story in which television journalist Christine Chubbuck committed suicide during a live broadcast, this impeccably written drama digs deep into the psychological state of its protagonist, played with sensitivity and depth by Rebecca Hall. Tracing the days leading up to the incident, this is a film that searches for meaning but offers no easy answers.
When a young mother inexplicably stabs a stranger to death, a sympathetic detective struggles to unlock the mystery buried in her missing memories.
The first season of this basic-cable drama is a Jessica Biel vanity project — she made the plum leading role her own by executive producing the show — and good for her. She’s a great fit as a depressed mom who snaps one day at the beach and stabs a guy to death. From there, the show’s a why-dunit, with Bill Paxton struggling for answers beyond this open-and-shut case. The mood and performances keep elevating the convoluted plot. Hang in for season two, which got even better reviews and features the formidable Carrie Coon.