The Basketball Diaries (Scott Kalvert, 1995)

Leonardo DeCaprio continues his “audtion” for big budget, big paycheck films leading up to Titanic (1997). ¬†Harrowing true account of a talented basketball teams’ decline due to certain team members’ descent into the bowels of heroin addiction. ¬†Difficult to watch at times and certainly derivative of films before and after but it proves DeCaprio as an apprentice for Scorcese to mine. *** 1/2 / ***** Continue reading The Basketball Diaries (Scott Kalvert, 1995)