The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been devasting to many, including me. She became only the second woman to serve on the court, and her reputation was legendary. In her memory, movie reviewer Bob Hammerle reprises his reviews of “RBG” and “On the Basis of Sex,” both released in 2018 and both of which should be required viewing for all law students.
Movie reviewer Bob Hammerle submits his first movie reviews of the pandemic era that might be called the good, the bad and the puzzling.
While I hate to admit this, the pandemic has inflicted a miserable toll on me. As a criminal defense attorney, personal interaction with prosecutors and court staff has been eliminated. This has made it difficult to resolve tough cases when you are reduced to using Zoom and emails. Yet it is the inability to travel that has sucked the wind out of my sails.
I write this article on the day our federal government executed the first prisoner in 17 years. His name was Danny Lee, and he was put to death in Terre Haute, Indiana. Our state. The original judge, prosecutor and victims’ family opposed killing Lee because the co-defendant was more culpable and received life in prison. They were ignored while our president had time to commute the sentence of his buddy Roger Stone. No time for Lee, however.
“Field of Dreams” (1989) captures the essence of baseball. The immortal line, “If you build it, he will come,” will always reminds me of my late father. As kids, he played catch with me and my brothers in a field near our house, and I still see him waving at me when I drive by that location in Batesville. As baseball tries to play a short season, I am reminded of my love of the game.
Movies provide a reminder that helps explain the emotional national outrage after the brutal death of George Floyd.
Offering a couple of classic movie recommendations, movie reviewer Robert Hammerle also offers fond remembrances of attorney friends and their loved ones.
Movie reviewer Robert Hammerle finds much to like in two new period pieces, “Emma” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” while a violent remake of “The Invisible Man” is spellbinding.
Defense attorney Bob Hammerle says both “The Call of the Wild” and “The Last Full Measure” will likely bring a tear to your eye.
Movie reviewer Bob Hammerle has high praise for Ford v. Ferrari and Knives Out, but he says The Irishman is unsurprising. And for trial lawyers, Hammerle says Dark Waters is a must-see.