Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

  Jason Reitman crafts a delightful little film working from a script by Diablo Cody and starring Ellen Page in this recommendation from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film and my screening of Rules of the Game. Ellen Page is the titular Juno, a junior high school student, who after a night with her…

Nashville (1975) – Robert Altman

  Altman films always seem to be an experience to get through, so I was curious how I would do when I sat down to view this one as a follow-up title to Rules of the Game, from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Altman has a knack for overlapping dialogue, weaving…

The Graduate (1967) – Mike Nichols

  Continuing with the recommendations from The Rules of The Game from The Great Movies -100 Years of Film book, I sat down to rewatch this classic film that sees Dustin Hoffman as a young man, Benjamin, unable to connect with the world around him – the expectations of his parents weigh him down, he…

La Dolce Vita (1960) – Federico Fellini

  The strong recommendations from my viewing of Rules of the Game for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continue with this beautifully made film. Marcello (Marcello Mastroianni) is a journalist who runs all over Rome from evening to dawn collecting tabloid stories alongside his sometimes photographer Paparazzo (Walter Santesso). He’s a…

My Man Godfrey (1936) – Gregory La Cava

  William Powell is in top form as a hobo turned butler, Godfrey, in this classic film that serves as the first recommendation for The Rules of the Game from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This one is a much more delightful romp than Rules of the Game, though it also…

The Rules of the Game (1939) – Jean Renoir

  The next drama title to be highlighted in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Movies book is the French film Rules of the Game, an examination of passion, etiquette and class. Andre Jurieux (Roland Toutain) has just flown across the Atlantic solo, allowing him to claim a level of celebrity, but all for…