Netflix Finally Adds Thriller Based on Crimes Featured in HBO’s Shocking Doc ‘The Jinx’

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Andrew Jarecki’s The Jinx is one of the most remarkable true crime documentaries of our time. In 2015, on the eve of the series’ final (for the time) episode, Robert Durst, a New York real estate heir, was arrested for the murder of Susan Berman.

While Durst was suspected of being involved in the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack, in 1982 and was charged with the murder of neighbor, Morris Black, in 2001, he was only convicted of Berman’s murder. How? A hot mic that picked up a confession as he was filming The Jinx. Now, the feature film that inspired Durst to participate in the infamous documentary is streaming on Netflix. That’s right—you can catch Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things now.

Per Netflix: After real-estate scion David weds middle-class Katie against the wishes of his father, suspicions of murder fall on the heir when Katie vanishes.

Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst star, and while Gosling is fantastic, All Good Things is Kirsten Dunst’s show. Quasi-fictional true crime movies often overemphasize the killer, portraying their victims as peripheral players in a story that isn’t their own. Conversely, All Good Things is fundamentally Dunst’s, and by extension, Kathleen McCormack’s movie. It’s one of the best hidden gems streaming on Netflix right now.

Of course, the most compelling note is that Durst was so impressed with the film, he personally reached out to director Andrew Jarecki, offering to be interviewed. Thus, The Jinx, and Durst’s subsequent confession, were put into motion.

After you’ve caught All Good Things on Netflix, why not pop over to Max? Season 2 of The Jinx is presently streaming on Max, having premiered earlier this year. The new season details Robert Durst’s trial, conviction, and eventual death. Durst was convicted and sentenced in 2021 and charged with McCormack’s murder a year later, though he died in 2022 before the trial had begun.

It’s a fascinating, tragic tale, one carefully portrayed in both Netflix’s All Good Things and Max’s The Jinx. What do you think? Do you plan to check either out? What other true crime films are worth seeking out? Let me know over on Twitter @Chadiscollins.

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