Well I’m actually off to court today. I haven’t been selected in the last fifteen years or so so I guess I was overdue for jury duty. I just hope it is more interesting than the real estate case I was on back in the twentieth century. Meanwhile here are some legal thrillers I’ve been meaning to watch to tide you over.
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011) – Rated R
“Tasked with defending rich lothario Louis Roulet, who’s been charged with assault, lawyer Mick Haller finds himself and his family in danger when he deduces the truth behind this and former cases he’s worked on.”
The Conspirator (2010) – Rated PG-13
“Robert Redford directs this gripping historical drama that follows the efforts of young lawyer Frederick Aiken as he reluctantly defends Mary Surratt, a Confederate sympathizer accused of conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln.”
The Trial (1962) – Not rated
“Director Orson Welles’s brilliant adaptation of Franz Kafka’s existential novel casts Anthony Perkins as Josef K, a bank clerk who finds himself at the mercy of a powerful and bizarre judicial system when he’s arrested for an unnamed crime.”