Archive for the ‘courtroom’ Category

James Stewart (Paul Biegler), Lee Remick (Laura Manion), Ben Gazzara (Frederick Manion). Screenplay by Wendell Meyes. Directed by Otto Preminger. Rating: 12. Running time: 160 minutes. A marvellous and radical courtroom drama without any hint of mystery, Anatomy of a Murder swaps the formulaic ‘did he do it?’ source of suspense and instead begins with an […]


Tom Cruise (Lt. Daniel Kaffee), Demi Moore Lt. Commander Joanna Galloway), Jack Nicholson (Col. Nathan R. Jessep), Kevin Bacon (Capt. Jack Ross), Kiefer Sutherland (Lt. Jonathan Kendrick), Kevin Pollak (Lt. Sam Weinberg). Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Directed by Rob Reiner. Rating: 15. Running time: 138 minutes. If the lawyer’s life is really as A Few […]


Henry Fonda (Juror #8), Lee J. Cobb (Juror #3). Screenplay by Reginald Rose. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Rating: U. Running time: 96 minutes. Only in America could a film like 12 Angry Men be made. Only there could a country so openly take a long, hard look at the very principles upon which its system […]