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Loving (2016) ****

Loving (2016) ****

A historical drama, Loving is a beautifully composed piece of filmmaking. It is the true tale of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, married at a time when, in some parts of the USA, including their home-state of Virginia, such unions were against the anti-miscegenation law. Their case, picked up by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), ultimately made it to the U.S. Supreme Court, resulting in a landmark 1967 ruling.

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12 Angry Men (1957) *****

A courtroom drama classic, 12 Angry Men is gripping, not only with respect to the murder case at hand, but also as a study in psychological methods of persuasion. Directed by Sidney Lumet to a screenplay by Reginald Rose, the film’s storytelling technique is ingenious; ninety three of the film’s ninety six minutes, take place outside the courtroom, keeping the drama within the jury room and the adjoining washroom. The excellent cast is led by a wonderful Henry Fonda.
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) ****

All in all The Lincoln Lawyer is an enjoyable film, a film that could have been much more, but despite not living to its potential, still scores high.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Sweden 2009, USA 2010) ***

Less engaging than the first film but an improvement over the second one, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, delivers several intense scenes. Exceptionally played by Noomi Rapace as the title character Lisbeth, with good supporting performances by several characters, including a late new comer to the film series Annika Hallin in the role of Lisbeth’s attorney, the 2.5 hours long film seems to aim at satisfying the audience rather than deliver deeper layers.

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Anatomy of a Murder (1959) *****

A classic court-drama that stands the test of time and proves to be as engaging today, even in its 2 hours and 40 minutes format, as it may have been over 50 years ago.

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