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12 Angry Men

The Dardenne Brothers' Two Days, One Night Premieres at Cannes: Lead Marion Cotillard Fights to Keep Her Job in a Factory

Karin Badt | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Watching a Dardenne film always reminds of the anxiety and trepidation I felt before getting a tenured job. Their new film Two Days, One Night, which premiered this week at Cannes, did the same.

'10 Angry Men' Isn't Enough: Will the Supreme Court Finally Step in to Stop States From Violating Fundamental Constitutional Rights?

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 06.09.2014 | Crime
Elizabeth B. Wydra

In the film 12 Angry Men, a lone man is able to convince his fellow jurors to switch their votes from guilty to not guilty. But in some places, the movie would have been much shorter and the result different -- because in those states, 10 out of 12 jurors voting guilty is enough to send a person away to prison for the rest of his life.

Oscar, Esquire: Legal Films and the Academy Awards

Adam Banner | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Banner

No doubt, selecting "the best law film" is highly dependent on one's personal preferences and even the general mood of the public at the time a film is released. So let's see what Oscar has to say about the best trial films since the inception of the Academy Awards.

Stephen Frears Presents "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I admit I only went to see the HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight here at Cannes as a chance to speak afterwards to director Stephen Frears, who ...

10 Black & White Movies for People Who Won't Watch Black & White Movies

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

If I could get all those black and white haters out there to watch just ten titles -- movies that constituted absolutely essential viewing -- which would they be?

Sidney Lumet: The Prince of New York City

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.12.2011 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

Sidney Lumet was a quintessential New Yorker -- street smart with a bleeding heart and a head full of immigrant, everyman voices.

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

From Russia, With Love

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard C. Morais

In real life, actor-director Nikita Mikhalkov is associated with nationalistic politics, but in his films at least he conveys a great deal of humanity and sympathy for individuals of all stripes victimized by Russia's bloody history.

ReThinking 12 Angry Men: On Sotomayor and Empathy in Our Justice System

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's empathy, the ability to imagine yourself in someone else's shoes, that protects us from the kind of simplistic, closed-minded caricaturing that leads to racism, classism and sexism.

The Top 10 Movie Characters That Made A Difference

TakePart.com | Gina Telaroli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Movies can do a lot of things, they can entertain us, they can educate us, they can take us somewhere new and now and then they can inspire us - they ...