Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep fight over custody of a mop-topped little kid who is going to need so much therapy after this.
Category Archives: Courtroom drama
THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA (1937)
A very old-fashioned biopic (sort of) about a French writer and his fight to save an army officer wrongly accused of treason. I found myself drawn in despite myself.
12 ANGRY MEN (1957)
Perhaps the greatest of all “talky dramas,” beloved despite (or because of?) taking place almost entirely in one room.