Matt Ruskin: Boston Strangler is about the journalism as much as the serial killer

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Matt Ruskin says it was important not to “humanise” a serial killer in ‘Boston Strangler’. The filmmaker has helmed the historical crime drama based on the infamous Boston Strangler murders that rocked the US city during the 1960s. The picture centres on Loretta McLaughlin (Keira Knightley), the reporter who broke the story of the strangler. Along with fellow reporter Jean Cole, McLaughlin challenged the sexism of the era and pursued the story at personal risk to uncover corruption that cast doubt on the identity of the strangler. And the director has insisted it’s not just a “serial killer” f…

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