Tag Archives: Lawyer

Just Mercy (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Conventional but timely anyway

“Just Mercy” is a conventional but timely drama film based on one infuriating real-life case of legal injustice. Although it occasionally feels too mild and colorless in terms of story and characters, it is still engaging mainly thanks to several … Continue reading

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Innocence (2020) ☆☆☆(3/4): A daughter who returns to her shady hometown

South Korean movie “Innocence” is a compelling mix of detached courtroom mystery drama and heated family melodrama. Although the mystery at the heart of the film is a bit too easily solved, the movie still holds our attention as its … Continue reading

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Dark Waters (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): A long, frustrating legal fight against DuPont

As watching Todd Haynes’ latest film “Dark Waters” at a local movie theater on this Wednesday evening, I mused a bit on when I heard about Teflon for the first time. It was probably when I learned elementary cooking during … Continue reading

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Where’s My Roy Cohn? (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Extremely Vile and Incredibly Amoral

Documentary film “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” gives us a close look into the life and career of Roy M. Cohn, a powerful and notorious lawyer who has still exerted his toxic influence on American society and politics even though he … Continue reading

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Secret Zoo (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): These ‘animals’ won’t hurt you…

When I watched the trailer of South Korean comedy film “Secret Zoo”, I seriously wondered whether its outrageous comic premise could work on the big screen. Several moments glimpsed from the trailer seemed so silly and unrealistic to me that … Continue reading

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On the Basis of Sex (2018) ☆☆☆(3/4): A lawyer who changed the world

“On the Basis of Sex” focuses on the early career period of US Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a legendary American figure who is still actively keeping on in the US Supreme Court for civil equality and liberties even at this … Continue reading

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Innocent Witness (2018) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Sincere but predictable

South Korean film “Innocent Witness” does not turn out to be worse than I feared. As a guy in the autistic spectrum, I was certainly concerned a lot about its depiction of autism before watching it, and I was relieved … Continue reading

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Marshall (2017) ☆☆☆(3/4): Young Mr. Marshall

When I watched the trailer of “Marshall” several months ago, I was caught off guard because it looked like the movie did not intend to be your average biographical drama film. Looking quite bold and confident, the movie seemed to … Continue reading

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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) ☆☆(2/4): An insipid turkey by Gilroy and Washington

From time to time during Oscar season, we come across films quite disappointing despite talented people behind them, and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is one of such dismal examples. Although looking promising to some degrees at first, the movie eventually … Continue reading

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The Third Murder (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): A frustrating exercise in ambiguity

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s new film “The Third Murder” is a frustrating exercise in ambiguity. At first, everything seems pretty simple in a murder case at the center of the story, but then it turns out that the case may be a … Continue reading

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