- 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)
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- 1001 Club - Skyfall (2012)
- 1001 Club - When Harry Met Sally... (1988)
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1001 Club - Hoop Dreams (1994)
#871. Hoop Dreams (1994)
Why It's In The Book: “As the film’s layers become more apparent, intricate subplots make us intimately familiar with the other players in their lives. The constant ebb and flow of life plays on the boys’ emotions and fate… the film allows us to peer into the world of competitive high school basketball through the eyes of young men, torn families, and passionate coaches.
Hoop Dreams represents five years of painstaking dedication by both of the featured boys, as well as by the filmmakers. Following both Arthur and William from their boyish scrawny days of grammar school to their highs and lows as prized high school basketball players, this film questions and contemplates inner-city life, family, sacrifices, success, and failure.” -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Chip Lary - 10/10
"As for myself, I feel that you can keep your blue lines that are thin, your truths that are inconvenient, and your jobs that are inside; Hoop Dreams is the best documentary film ever made. Period."
Klaus Ming - 10/10
"an important historical document"
Michaël Parent - 10/10
"…as soon as I put the disc in the player I was hooked by the plot of those lives and how it is so much more than a film about Basketball."
Movie Guy Steve - 10/10
"It’s a wonder any of them survive at all."
Adolytsi - 9/10
"How this did not even get nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards is completely beyond me, and apparently also beyond the Academy, who underwent a reform process in how documentaries got nominated as a result of the backlash caused by this not getting the nom. This film was so good, and so well received, that it altered how the Academy chose its nominees from then on. That’s something."
Nicolas Krizan - 9/10
" A documentary masterpiece on race, class, economy – plus sports, of course."
Siochembio - 8.5/10
"It was really eye opening for me to watch Hoop Dreams through the lens of an educator’s eye. It reminded me that there is always so much more going on with my students than they show on the surface, and just how profoundly other events in their lives can affect what they bring to my classroom."