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Hammerle On... 'Straight Outta Compton', 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

August 26, 2015
Bob Hammerle writes in regard to "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.": "Be prepared to say, 'I really enjoyed it, although I can't say I liked it.'"

Hammerle On... 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation', 'The Stanford Prison Experiment'

August 12, 2015
Bob Hammerle writes in regard to "The Stanford Prison Experiment": "If the re-creation of an event is destructive, think what the actual event is like."

Hammerle On…'Mr. Holmes', 'Testament of Youth'

July 29, 2015
Bob Hammerle writes that "Mr. Holmes" is a tiny film that will remind many of you why guys like him love the cinema.

Hammerle On…'Mad Max: Fury Road,' 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

July 15, 2015
Bob Hammerle writes that he's curious as to why "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" won both major awards at last year's Sundance Film Festival.

Hammerle on ...'Jurassic World,' 'Inside Out'

July 1, 2015
Bob Hammerle writes that "Jurassic World" poses a small, interesting questions for the obvious sequel. What if the U.S. could release Velociraptors of enemies like ISIS?

Hammerle On…'Spy,' 'The Connection'

June 17, 2015
Robert Hammerle writes about "Spy" that international spies have not been this frenetic and madcap since Peter Sellers died.

Hammerle on ... the value of books

May 20, 2015
Bob Hammerle takes a break from reviewing movies to offer his thoughts on a book that involves Hollywood directors serving in World War II.

Hammerle On…'The Water Diviner,' 'Ex Machina'

May 6, 2015
Bob Hammerle gives Russell Crowe credit for trying to match the power of "All Quiet on the Western Front" in his movie "The Water Diviner."

Hammerle On… 'Fast & Furious 7,' 'While We're Young'

April 22, 2015
Bob Hammerle says even if you have to wear a disguise, you should go see "Fast & Furious 7."

Hammerle On… 'What We Do in the Shadows,' 'It Follows'

April 8, 2015
Bob Hammerle says "What We Do in the Shadows," a mockumentary about four vampires, is an inspiring bit of cinematic lunacy.
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  1. Hey 2 psychs is never enough, since it is statistically unlikely that three will ever agree on anything! New study admits this pseudo science is about as scientifically valid as astrology ... done by via fortune cookie ....John Ioannidis, professor of health research and policy at Stanford University, said the study was impressive and that its results had been eagerly awaited by the scientific community. “Sadly, the picture it paints - a 64% failure rate even among papers published in the best journals in the field - is not very nice about the current status of psychological science in general, and for fields like social psychology it is just devastating,” he said.

  2. Indianapolis Bar Association President John Trimble and I are on the same page, but it is a very large page with plenty of room for others to join us. As my final Res Gestae article will express in more detail in a few days, the Great Recession hastened a fundamental and permanent sea change for the global legal service profession. Every state bar is facing the same existential questions that thrust the medical profession into national healthcare reform debates. The bench, bar, and law schools must comprehensively reconsider how we define the practice of law and what it means to access justice. If the three principals of the legal service profession do not recast the vision of their roles and responsibilities soon, the marketplace will dictate those roles and responsibilities without regard for the public interests that the legal profession professes to serve.

  3. I have met some highly placed bureaucrats who vehemently disagree, Mr. Smith. This is not your father's time in America. Some ideas are just too politically incorrect too allow spoken, says those who watch over us for the good of their concept of order.

  4. Lets talk about this without forgetting that Lawyers, too, have FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ASSOCIATION

  5. Baer filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit on April 30 2015. When will this be decided? How many more appeals does this guy have? Unbelievable this is dragging on like this.