sports movies

1.18.19

The Ultimate Ranking of the Best Hockey Films Ever

Great hockey movies are out there. It's just time to reconsider the rankings.

4.21.17

Sorry, Mr. Vice President, but Rocky Is the Greatest Sports Movie and I Won't Hear Another Word On It

This discussion is not even worth calling a "discussion."

9.1.16

Sixteen Years Later, 'Love & Basketball' Is Still Important

We talked to Gina Prince-Bythewood, the writer and director of 'Love & Basketball,' about her movie's impact, women in sports movies, and seeing the WNBA in its 20th season.

7.1.16

Twenty Years Later, "Happy Gilmore" Is Still Shooting Right Around Par

Twenty years ago, Adam Sandler was not yet a star, let alone an emblem of fame-burnout. In "Happy Gilmore," he did his thing, squared off with Bob Barker, and won.

4.25.16

Watching "Everybody Wants Some!!" and "Bad News Bears," Richard Linklater's Baseball Movies

Richard Linklater's latest, "Everybody Wants Some!!" is a baseball movie with almost no baseball in it. It's great, and so nothing like his other baseball effort.

2.16.16

"The New Jersey Turnpikes," the ABA Mockumentary Universal Studios Buried Forever

How did a major studio basketball comedy starring Kelsey Grammer and a young Jason Segel disappear completely? Studio politics is some of it. The rest is just weird.

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12.10.15

Cheerocracy Forever: The Enduring Superiority of 'Bring It On'

Bring It On is unequivocally the Greatest Sports Movie of All Time.