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How The Staircase, Candy, and Under the Banner of Heaven Undid True Crime

The final stop on this Emmy season’s murdery assembly line, HBO Max’s The Staircase always knew what it was. Less interested in a simple dramatization of an infamously grisly case than in unpacking our obsession with the grisliness, the limited series felt like a fitting cap to a string of projects that revisited sensational true …

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The ‘Staircase’ Filmmakers Feel ‘Betrayed’ by HBO Max’s Adaptation

What separates Jean-Xavier de Lestrade’s The Staircase from other crime documentaries is its astonishing access. While chronicling the defense strategy of Michael Peterson, the novelist who was accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen, in 2001, de Lestrade’s cameras recorded strategy meetings inside Peterson’s Durham, North Carolina, home—the same home where Kathleen was found dead at …