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Twelve Angry Men (1957): Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

A powerful look into the American criminal justice system and the mysterious ways of jury deliberation and manipulation, the much lauded movie of Twelve Angry Men… 641 more words

Theater

Anna and the King of Siam (1946) - Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison

I love The King and I. The music, the songs, the chemistry between Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr, Oscar Hammerstein’s positive and uplifting view of humanity that is present in all his musicals. 997 more words

Drama

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Though this plot may have been used previously in the Noir genre and again subsequently, it’s a solid “B” feature with Lee J. Cobb in over his head as a police detective trying to cover up a murder that he’s become party to. 494 more words

Daily Take

Embracing the Melodrama Part II #45: Double Indemnity (dir by Jack Smight)

Nothing can make you appreciate a classic film more than by watching a really bad remake.  As proof, I would offer up the 1973 made-for-television version of the classic 1944 film… 448 more words

Film

Throwback Trailer: Gorilla at Large(1954)

Detective Garrison (Lee J. Cobb) is investigating a vicious murder that was committed at a theme park. Initially, the show gorilla Goliath appears to be to blame. 56 more words

Throwback Trailer

Running in place: The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)

By Scott Ross

Until quite recently, what I knew of The Liberation of L.B. Jones was limited to a few basic facts: Of its being William Wyler’s final movie as a director; of its starring one of my favorite actors, the late Roscoe Lee Browne; of its financial failure; and of its dealing, in some way, with what is prettily called “race relations” in the South of the late ‘60s. 1,201 more words

Movies

12 Angry Men (1957), Sidney Lumet

One of the best debut films in the history of cinema, Sidney Lumet’s 1957 12 Angry Men, a hymn to the voice of reason amidst a cacophony of furious prejudice, questions the very nature of the American judicial system in its pursuit of justice and its relation to the truth. 1,746 more words
Drama