The Bloomies: Robert Bloom picks the best films

Robert Bloom, film expert

The "Bloomies" are one cinema expert's view of the movies over a period of time that now spans a century, from 1900 to the present day - from The Battleship Potemkin to Titanic. Most of us have our own favorite flicks, but we feel the "Bloomies" give us all a special look at some of the truly great movies and performances. See if you agree.

Movies about the law

Outstanding Films About the Law and Lawyers

(excluding documentaries)

"Bloomies" for Individual Years:
  1980 1990 2000 2010
1971 1981 1991 2001 2011
1972 1982 1992 2002 2012
1973 1983 1993 2003 2013
1974 1984 1994 2004 2014
1975 1985 1995 2005 2015  
1976 1986 1996 2006  
1977 1987 1997 2007  
1978 1988 1998 2008  
1979 1989 1999 2009  

Robert Bloom is the retired Deputy Administrative Assistant to the Supreme Judicial Court Justices, and a life-long lover of the silver screen. He is himself a movie maker, having co-written with William Rose (attorney and former consultant to the Supreme Judicial Court) and co-starred with Jay Blitzman (now associate justice of the Juvenile Court) in the film, Not Manhattan. The film debuted in 1981 in Cambridge at the Off-The-Wall Cinema and was awarded a prize that same year by the Houston Film Festival. Bloom is also an author, his latest novel being A Generation of Leaves published in 1991 by Ballantine Books. He is a book critic as well whose reviews have appeared in the Chicago Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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