The Year In Sports Media: Movies

Head Games, from Hoop Dreams director Steve James, also tackles a serious issue—concussions—by humanizing it. He spent time with ex-athletes, up-and-comers and the family of a college football player who committed suicide, producing an arresting film that could make up for the Oscar snub James experienced in 1995, when despite near-universal critical acclaim, Hoop Dreams wasn't even nominated in the documentary feature category.

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