Director: Ted Childs
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K38 2004
Length: 325 minutes
Plot: James Kavanagh Q.C., one of the most respected criminal adovcates in London, has earned the respect and admiration of colleagues and opponents alike. However, the long hours, difficult cases and dedication to his work have taken their toll on his wife and two children.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Family Law, Professional Ethics, Trial Practice
Cast: John Thaw, Lisa Harrow, Daisy Bates
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K53 2010
Length: 107 minutes
Plot: Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth.
Legal Angles: Children and the Law, Family Law
Cast: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K55 2010
Length: 109 minutes
Plot: A West Texas deputy sheriff is slowly unmasked as a psychotic killer.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Professional Ethics
Cast: Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty, Elias Koteas, Tom Bower, Simon Baker, Bill Pullman
Director: Marian Marzynski, Joel Olicker
Location: MU Law RESERVE HV6534.C55 K55 2005
Length: 60 minutes
Plot: Did Dr. Sam Sheppard kill his wife? With the help of advanced technology, Nova re-examines the 1954 murder of Marilyn Sheppard.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Professional Ethics, Trial Practice
Cast: Liev Schrieber, narrator
Title: The Killing of Mary Surratt (2009)
Director: Chris King
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K555 2009
Length: 23 minutes
Plot: A short drama about the trial and convicition of Mary Surratt, a boarding house owner, who was accused, tried and convicted as being a member of a conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Treason, Trial Practice
Genre: Short, Drama
Cast: Mary Beth Barber, Robert Anthony Peters, Eric Wheeler, Erik Sundquist, Christina Birdsall, Brian Rife, Sean Morneau, Ron Randolph, etc.
Is it available in the Reserve Room?
Director: Robert Hamer
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K56 1994
Rating: Not Rated
Length: 106 minutes
Plot: Impatient to become duke, the ninth in line decides to eliminate the eight relatives standing in his way in this tart black comedy. Obstructing the path to his title is Alec Guinness, in one of his greatest performances, playing all eight relatives.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
Cast: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson
Title: King Corn (2007)
Director: Aaron Woolf
Location: MU Law RESERVE AV SB191.M2 K56 2008
Length: 88 min.
Plot: "Engrossing and eye-opening, King Corn is a fun and crusading journey into the digestive tract of our fast-food nation. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system ... King corn shows how -- and why -- whenever you eat a hamburger or drink a soda, you're really consuming ...corn."-
Legal Angles: Food Law
Cast: Ian Cheney, Curt Ellis, Stephen Macko, Chuck Pyatt
Director: Andrew McCullough
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K56 2009
Length: 73 minutes
Plot: Full length adaptation of the Shakespeare classic.
Legal Angles: Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
Cast: Orson Welles, Arnold Moss, Beatrice Straight, Margaret Phillips
Director: Tom Hooper
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K56 2011
Length: 118 minutes
Plot: When England's throne is suddenly thrust upon him, amidst royal family scandal and impending world war, King George VI must overcome a lifelong, debilitating speech impediment to lead his nation. After his iron-willed, compassionate wife Elizabeth secretly enlists an eccentric speech therapist, the two men forge an unlikely friendship that will ultimately empower the monarch to find his voice, inspire his people and rally the world. Based on an inspiring true story.
Legal Angles: British Law, Laws governing the Monarchy and Abdication of the Throne
Cast: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Derek Jacobi, Jennifer Ehle, Anthony Andrews, Claire Bloom, Eve Best, Michael Gambon
Director: Billy Wilder
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K57 2003
Length: 125 minutes
Plot: Two would-be songwriters hijack Dino as he passes through their town. Their attempts to charm him into listening to their songs encounter a problem when one man's wife is the head of Martin's fan club. A substitute is hired to claim his attentions. Things do not exactly work out as planned.
Legal Angles: Entertainment Law, Family Law, Media Law, & Sports Law
Cast: Dean Martin, Kim Novak, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Cliff Osmond
Director: Robert Benton
Location: MU Law RESERVE PN1997 .K73 2001
Length: 105 minutes
Plot: Winner of 5 Academy Awards, Kramer vs. Kramer is a ground-breaking drama about the heartbreak of divorce and the struggle between work and family. Young husband and father Ted Kramer loves his family -- and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.
Legal Angles: Family Law, Professional Ethics, Trial Practice
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry