LONG SHOT directed by JACOB LaMENDOLA

“Another great true crime doc by Netflix with all the drama, twists, and turns of Making of a Murder packed into just 40 minutes.”

Long Shot: 4 out of 5

I’ll keep this review short and sweet, just like the movie. Also, I don’t want to spoil the surprises that come fast and often in this movie. Even watching the trailer will deprive you of a few jaw dropping moments.

This is one I can recommend with confidence to just about anyone I know. The appeal is universal. It’s the story of a man accused of murder and the unbelievable coincidences that surround his case. That’s as much as I want to describe.

Director Jacob LaMendola did a brilliant job of not wasting any time telling this riveting tale of murder, courtroom drama, and family bonds. After looking at his IMDB it is apparent that this guy has been cutting his teeth for a while producing short film after short film. I admire him for that. You know he has been putting in the work. Specifically, he has learned how to tell a story by cutting out the bullshit and getting straight to the heart of the matter.

Watch this doc. It doesn’t require a big commitment and it will deliver the emotional punch that a feature film or series can in only 40 minutes. My hat is off to Mr. LaMendola and I can’t wait to see what he does next.

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