Tag Archives: Trial

Juror 8 (2019) ☆☆☆(3/4): Eight Jurors and One Judge

South Korean film “Juror 8” is a familiar but enjoyable courtroom comedy drama which delivers its points well while also entertaining its audiences enough. Although it is instantly reminiscent of other similar films such as Sidney Lumet’s “12 Angry Men” … Continue reading

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Capernaum (2018) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A little boy rebelling against his poor life.

Lebanese film “Capernaum”, which received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival early in last year and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in this week, is an extraordinary drama about a young little boy struggling in … Continue reading

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The Insult (2017) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4): A gripping courtroom drama from Lebanon

Lebanese film “The Insult”, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar early in this year, is a gripping courtroom drama about a complex legal conflict between two different men. At first, it is just a simple human matter … Continue reading

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Denial (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): History on Trial

As far as I can see from “Denial”, David Irving is a vile piece of work. He is a bullying propagandist who has no qualms about humiliating and discrediting others through lies and falsification, and any decent person cannot help … Continue reading

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A War (2015) ☆☆☆1/2(3.5/4) : Inside and outside the war

Danish film “A War”, which was recently nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, observes difficult moral matters of action and consequence from inside and outside the war. While we come to understand an impossible circumstance its hero and others … Continue reading

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The Judge (2014) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4) : A prodigal lawyer son returning to his hometown

  Some movies are so predictable and transparent in their handling of story and characters that I sometimes shake my head as observing their glaring clumsiness on the screen. Although it is not a lousy film, I shook my head … Continue reading

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The Attorney (2013) ☆☆☆(3/4) :He just can’t stop once he opens his eyes

 South Korean movie “The Attorney” has its heart at the right place inside its generic mix of gentle comedy and angry courtroom drama, and its big heart sometimes beats powerfully to resonate with my own heart. The story is riddled … Continue reading

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