- Casino Royale Review
- Carrie (1976)
- 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)
- A Hollywood Invasion of Casino Halls
- Thin Man, The (1934)
- In The Heat of the Night (1967)
- All In: The Poker Movie, Player’s Best Tricks
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- 1001 Club - Skyfall (2012)
- 1001 Club - When Harry Met Sally... (1988)
- 1001 Club - Rain Man (1988)
1001 Club - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
#978. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Why It's In The Book: "Director Ang Lee has said that his intention with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was quite simply to make the best martial arts movie possible, and the artistic success and popularity of the end result indicates he achieved just that. Working from a script by his longtime collaborator James Schamus, who borrowed heavily from Chinese Folk Tales in the creation of the hybrid action/fantasy/romance, Lee convened an international cast of Asian action superstars who also possessed the requisite acting skills to deliver the story. Lee also made a brilliant decision by bringing in famed fight choreographer Lee Wu-Ping, a pioneer in the martial arts world… immediately and irresistibly enticing. Chow Yun Fat, Michelle Yeow, and relative newcomer Ziyi Zhang easily handle the supernatural physicality of their respective roles, but their acting never proves subservient to the impressive action scenes. In fact one reason Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon became such a sensation was its attention to plot and character development, two rarities even in the most ambitious martial arts films, which typically stress stunts and fighting sequences over acting chops… A strong feminist undercurrent also runs through Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, adding another layer of intelligence to the film… Lee modulates each scene of the movie with… nuance and sensitivity. His fight sequences play like psychological confrontation as much as sword fights, the clash of innocence and experience, of peace and anger. Even so, Lee leaves as much room for levity as he does for visual poetry, achieving a rare balance of thrills, beauty, humor, and smarts." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Kim Wilson - 10/10
"It revolutionized the wuxia genre, and raised the bar for future films. It proved that a movie can be a great action film and still merit artistic and philosophical significance."
Adolytsi - 9/10
"This is a standout example of the wuxia genre, and one that rightfully earns its many imitators."
Chip - 9/10
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a terrific introduction for people to the fact that a martial arts film can be much more than just a bunch of fight scenes. This is a visually beautiful film, both for the fighting and for the sets and costumes. It also has a lot of depth of story, and plenty of romance to get people involved emotionally."
Movie Guy Steve - 9/10
"...watching it only makes me want to watch it again right away."
Nicolas Krizan - 9/10
'Feminist martial arts for the thinking man."
Siochembio - 8.5/10
"A martial arts 'Sense and Sensibility.'"
Doug Tilley - 8/10
"A sensation upon release, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon combined the fluid, gravity defying action of Chinese Wuxia films with the drama specialized in by director Ang Lee."