- Casino Royale Review
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- Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
- Trainspotting (1996)
- Rain Man (1988)
- Fatal Attraction (1987)
- Targets (1968)
- An Education (2009)
- Mirror, The (1974)
- Fargo (1996)
- Fight Club (1999)
- Do The Right Thing (1989)
- Report (1967)
- Is "The Sting" The Best Gambling Film Ever Made?
- Pink Flamingos (1972)
- Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943), Or 28 Angry Men
- Rome, Open City (1945)
- Spring in a Small Town (1948)
- Drive (2011)
- Vinyl (1965)
- Seconds (1966)
- Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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- Thin Man, The (1934)
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1001 Club - La grande illusion (1937)
#113. Grand Illusion [La grande illusion] (1937)
Why It's In The Book: "Sometimes it takes the horrors of war to reveal the things we all have in common. That humanistic irony is the central conceit of Jean Renoir’s masterpiece La grande illusion… the Germans later banned La grande illusion during their eventual occupation of France, so effective was its ever timely humanistic vision. That Renoir’s remarkable film, with all its memorable characters, thought-provoking themes, and engaging dialogue, could have been lost forever because of its political viewpoint is a pointed reminder of the power of cinema and the ability of fiction to convey the kind of profound truths and moral guidelines that we use and need to direct our lives.” -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
marie_dressler - 10/10
"I consider Jean Renoir’s film about man’s humanity to man during World War I to be a masterpiece – full stop"
Movie Guy Steve - 10/10
"...despite the fact that La grande illusion is dated in many ways, it is a film that remains vital and powerful. Many, many people have told me how good this film is, and they were all right."
Adolytsi - 9/10
"A technical masterwork, a critical darling, and a barrier-shattering film all in one? Yes, please, may I have another?"
TSorensen - 9/10
"La grande illusion may not be one of the greatest war/prison camp movies ever, but it is one on the great humanistic films of all times. I would recommend it any day and it is a good entry into the works of Renoir."
Sunny D - 8.5/10
"It’s a pointed observation, made at an ironic narrative remove, on the futility of hostilities."
Kim Wilson - 8/10
"Overall, what I most admire about Grand Illusion is the story and the acting. Never before was von Stroheim’s stilted and mannered acting style more called for than in the role of Rauffenstein—for that alone, Renoir should be lauded."
Nicolas Krizan - 8/10
"intelligent details of nationality, class, gender and time"