January 4, 2011 by Post Team
Megan Mcallister, He certainly did not take people long life to cash in on the prison suicide of Quincy resident Philip Markoff. Just four months after the accused killer used a plastic bag and a Shiv fortune to end the so-called “network for women” is breathless rush “the / / craigslist.killer” in your living room 21 hours Monday. And it is just as sleazy as you expect. No detail is spared in gory depictions of its crimes alleged or committed suicide on August 15 at the Suffolk County jail. Beyond the offense of money grabbing for the families concerned, including Markoff, the film shows little willingness to explain the pathology of the budding physician beyond the fact that high-profile Markoff needed money for feed his gambling habits And the best way to get this money, we are told, was robbed by sex workers because of their reluctance to go to the police.
The film, as expected, fudge some facts, including the suggestion that Markoff (without understanding represented by fellow actor Jake McDorman) and his fiancée, Megan McAllister (“24′s” Agnes Bruckner), met while volunteering at Boston University Medical Center. In fact, they met while both were students at Albany, NY The locations are also a source of distraction, with UCLA playing the role of Boston University and a vintage high-rise urban fill in the apartment complex in Quincy ultra-modern and a bit isolated where Markoff McAllister and resided in time of his arrest in April 2009.
Do not miss the treats are worrisome, as the gun would Markoff kept inside a hollowed-out copy of “Gray’s Anatomy,” and 16 pairs of pants (presumably belonging to his victims), he hid under the mattress of the bed that same it shared with McAllister.
While waiting to seize the evidence is mounting a slumming William Baldwin play detective’s murder case in chief. Like almost all other actors in the film, Baldwin has little to flesh out a waxwork.
At least he shows some semblance of personality. We can not be said of the beyond-bland McDorman and Bruckner, who spend most of filmmaking moon eyes, the writers and director Stephen Kay Donald Martin and Stephen Tolkin (adapted from the book “A Date With Death “by journalist Michele McPhee Boston) hammering the point that Markoff and McAllister appeared to enjoy a romance novel.
They meet cute, decide to shack up, get involved and meet the parents – all as boring as it sounds. And neither the players nor Kay lift a finger to lend it subtext or meaning. There is nothing more than a narrative, which is interesting only if you have not read a word on the matter.
And given how Markoff dominated the airwaves for several weeks in the spring of 2009, which is not already know all the details?
At least these scenes do not make you squirm the way representations of real crimes do. The three attacks Markoff was charged – the murder and robbery of 26-year-old Julissa Brisman masseuse at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, the 29-year flight masseuse Trisha Leffler at the Westin Copley Place, and the attempted robbery and assault of fact on an exotic dancer in Warwick, RI – are graphically re-enacted to salaciousness maximum.
I do not want to sound like a prude, but without meaning or context of those moments border on exploitation, as well as the entire film, which is clearly motivated by ratings more than any attempts to explain Markoff’s alleged crimes.
The / / craigslist.killer cast includes Jake McDorman, Agnes Bruckner and William Baldwin. Directed by Stephen Kay. Display broadcast at 21 pm on Monday and re-broadcast rebroadcast at 21 pm, Saturday, January 8 and 19 pm, Sunday, Jan. 9.
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