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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

THOUGHT CRIMES: THE CASE OF THE CANNIBAL COP [2015]

Director Erin Carr's documentary Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop isn't really the type of film that sets out to make you feel all warm and gooey inside.  Unless, of course you're a little weird, like the film's subject: former New York police officer Gilberto Valle.
This goof-ball cop never actually went through with his crimes but secretly went into great detail on a fetish website about how he'd go about raping, cooking and eating some of his female friends.  He went so far that he actually stalked the women and looked up their information on the police database.
Can he be sentenced to prison for a crime has not yet committed?
The film does a wonderful job at making it difficult to decide what side you should be taking and in the end it leaves it entirely up to you.  My head's still spinning as to what side to take, other than agreeing that he's definitely creepy and needs something to channel those thoughts.
It's not particularly well put together but the subject matter is interesting enough to give one a lot to think about.

3 Minority Reports out of 5


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