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Entries from July 2008

Foreign Language Legal Flicks

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

If you’ve seen all of the ABA’s top 25 legal movies, not to mention the honorable mentions, then broaden your horizons with the law as practiced and experienced elsewhere:
• Family Law
(Daniel Burman, Argentina, 2006)
• No End
(Krzysztof Kieslowskim Poland, 1985)
• The Sea Inside
(Alejandro Amenábar, Spain, 2004)
• Sophie School: The Final Days
(Marc Rothemund, Germany, 2005)
• Karakter
(Mike van [...]

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ABA Journal’s 25 Best Law Movies

July 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The cover story of the August issue of the ABA Journal, published by the American Bar Association, is entitled “The 25 Greatest Legal Movies.” The ABA is the largest voluntary professional organization in the world. Yet for those non-members who wish to receive their cinematic Juris Doctor, fear not! The editors have created a [...]

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Foreign Language Blu-rays

July 16th, 2008 · No Comments

While Criterion is planning to release its first slate of Blu-ray titles this fall, the following foreign language titles are currently out on Blu-ray disc. (Please comment with additions or corrections):
• Black Book
• The Counterfeiters (out 08.05)
• The Curse of the Golden Flower
• District B13
• The House of Flying Daggers
• Letters from Iwo Jima
• The [...]

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