Tag: Legal Thriller

1997, Books, Fiction

The Partner (1997) by John Grisham

I only know Grisham from the old days when his novels were constantly turned into “event movies” (or the closest thing we had to those back in the ’90s). I watched many of them, though not every one, and, at least as a teenager, thoroughly enjoyed a couple of them, particularly A Time to Kill …

2014, Movies

Arbitrage (2012, Nicholas Jarecki)

This is a biting attack on the power of Wall St. (and the corruption of money) disguised as a legal thriller. It’s full of excellent performances and it is structured in such a way that we are mostly never beaten over the head with the obvious critique. (I.e. at no point is there any speechifying, …

2014, Movies

Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (2014, Giulio Ricciarelli)

This is a movie that starts off feeling like a conventional legal thriller – almost like a Grisham adaptation – only its a docudrama based on the first German investigation into the crimes at Auschwitz. The film gets stronger as it goes along, though it does resort to typical legal thriller cliches in ways that …