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Stanley Kubrick's chilling black comedy satirized fanatical cold war militarism.

Six people sit down for dinner and never get around to actually eating.

Claude Lanzman's nine-hour documentary on the Holocaust with interviews from both the survivors and the perpetrators.

"Next thing you know, Mr. Deeds' a millionaire, kin folks said...."

Vittoria De Sica's exploration of what an ordinary person must do to survive modern society is one of the landmark examples of neorealist cinema.

With William Wyler directing, Ben Hecht and John Huston writing and Laurence Olivier starring--could there have been any chance that it wouldn't be among the best movies ever made?

Love and frustration behind the cameras of a TV news set.

That's John Wayne, who used to speak with his fists and has to brandish them once again to win the girl of his dreams.

All it took were three mechanical sharks and a two-note tuba chorus. In the summer of 1975, the fish had the oceans to themselves.

Gillo Pontecorvo's realistic recreation of Algeria's struggle for independence against France remains one of the most influential political films ever made.

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Nearly everything Kubrick exposes in his classic film turns out to be true.

January 23, 2014