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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

This true-crime heavy hitter draws upon more than 20 hours of interviews with its titular subject.
By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2020
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By Sarah Ward
November 24, 2020
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This true-crime heavy hitter draws upon more than 20 hours of interviews with its titular subject.

Back in 2010, Ryan Gosling starred in a crime drama called All Good Things, playing a real estate heir suspected to be behind his wife's disappearance, as well as other murders. It isn't a highlight on his resume, but you'll see the feature very differently once you've watched six-part HBO docuseries The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst — because Gosling's character is based on Durst, and because filmmaker Andrew Jarecki directed both the movie and the series.

True crime isn't a new genre, but The Jinx proved one of its big hitters when it was initially released in 2015. While it was originally airing, Durst was arrested on murder charges, with the criminal proceedings still ongoing to this day. Jarecki's series draws upon more than 20 hours of interviews with Durst, conducted over a number of years, and it'll drop you right into the middle of a twisty case. The minutiae is best experienced by watching, but the show's finale isn't easily forgotten.

Published on November 24, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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