Tim Dirks

Tim Dirks created the popular Filmsite.org website, aka Greatest Films, in mid-1996, and has been writing about and reviewing films ever since. As of September 2008, the site was acquired by American Movie Classics (AMC) LLC, and then as of July 2011, it became part of a new company called AMC Networks, Inc. Tim continues to manage and add content to Filmsite, and often writes blogs and other film-related articles, including those for SundanceTV's series 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Heeeere’s Jack … 11 Great Jack Nicholson Movies

Article: Heeeere’s Jack … 11 Great Jack Nicholson Movies

A-list actor Jack Nicholson has racked up Oscar wins and nominations for his anti-hero roles in movies from the 1960s to the 2000s–in fact, he’s the most-nominated male actor in Oscar history. As an added bonus, the 11 movies he starred in below are all in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” Who’s got the popcorn ready?

Forget John Wayne for a Second: 7 Great Westerns From the ’70s

Article: Forget John Wayne for a Second: 7 Great Westerns From the ’70s

Seven 1970s westerns made the cut for the book “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”–they were a diverse collection, including a stupefying avant-garde cult western, serious movies that deconstructed the genre and a comical western spoof. Get ready to hit the trails.

Faye Dunaway Hot and Cold: 4 Must-See Performances

Article: Faye Dunaway Hot and Cold: 4 Must-See Performances

Faye Dunaway burst onto the screen in the ’60s and ’70s in some of the most influential movies of the era. From hot-blooded partner-in-crime to cold, calculating career woman, here are the four must-see Dunaway performances, all featured in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die”.

The 6 Robert Altman Movies You Must See Before You Die

Article: The 6 Robert Altman Movies You Must See Before You Die

Robert Altman was a risk-taker and a five-time Academy Award Best Director nominee, but to see the maverick’s very best work, make sure you screen these six gems from 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

The 6 Diane Keaton Movies You Must See Before You Die

Article: The 6 Diane Keaton Movies You Must See Before You Die

With over 60 credits to her name, getting through Diane Keaton's oeuvre could take you a while. Luckily for you, 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die narrows the list down to a very doable four. Although if you start with these movies, we guarantee your watch list will be heavy on Keaton for quite some time.

4 Wes Craven Movies You Must See Before You Die

Article: 4 Wes Craven Movies You Must See Before You Die

Horror heavyweight Wes Craven’s career spans from evil violence to laugh-out-loud send-ups, but these four critically acclaimed films, highlighted in 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, are all on our must-see list.

Four Tom Cruise Movies You Must See Before You Die

Article: Four Tom Cruise Movies You Must See Before You Die

Love him or hate him, the world’s most famous Scientologist makes a case for his mega-stardom through roles in these beloved films, highlighted in 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

A Cheat Sheet for Decoding “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Article: A Cheat Sheet for Decoding “Pan’s Labyrinth”

Writer/director Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy film combines elements of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Spirited Away to create inventive, multilevel world of wartime horror within an adult fairytale. And just like any fairytale, the richly-layered work is worth coming back to again and again to unwrap all the meanings. Here’s a guide on the symbols, images and themes to look out for.