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Glee
Perfect 77 Points 2009

TFB, tremendously entertaining, provocatively insightful, plus it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it: TV gets no better than Glee. The pilot begs the same question from me as from every other critic: Can they keep this up? ‘Cause they’re cruising at a very high level right from the out…

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WikChip Image Don't Stop Believin'
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Fast Times At R...
Perfect 1 Points 1982
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Sing Street
Perfect 83 Points 2016

Sing Street is a perfect rock-n-roll movie, set around a band who defies authority, gets popular and wins The Girl. She’s played by Lucy Boynton, who makes an indelible first impression – ruby lips half-parted, cigarette hanging out one side. She turns out to have a tough situation herself, add…

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WikChip Video Pitch Perfect 80s Music
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Win Win
Really Great 88 Points 2011

Win Win has become such a cliche, yet is anything but in the entirely winning movie of that title. Cleverly mining today’s uneven economy, the uneasy equality of modern marriages, the unjust world of neglected kids, and not least, the under-appreciated sport of high school wrestling, Win Win

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Peggy Sue Got M...
Really Great 66 Points 1986

Some hamminess and a novelty title slightly sully Francis Ford Coppola’s sexy-sweet Sixties comedy. Otherwise it’s a lock for most likely to succeed – LOL, saucy, smart, sophisticated and star powered.

A brilliant high school movie, told looking backwards, its conceit is to send Kathleen Tur…

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WikChip Video Star Power: Turner, Cage, Carrey, Allen
More Than a Game
Really Great 83 Points 2008

Ain’t no better basketball movie than this boys-to-men documentary about LeBron James and his brothers-in-hoops. Also a brilliant and touching portrait of half a dozen contemporary African-American males, More Than a Game can be enjoyed equally well by non-basketball fans.

Part of its brill…

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Juno
Really Great 158 Points 2007

Fresh, funny, snarky, and quick as a whip, Juno is bound to become a cult classic, funnier the more times you watch it. Along with Superbad and Knocked Up, Juno defines a new era in youth comedies: movies that …

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Superbad
Really Great 108 Points 2007

Superbad is still super funny, super filthy and super telling. That last is somewhat inadvertent, but the movie is more than just a lens into the fetid minds of unsupervised boys. The porn-powered self-absorption it observes among millennials dates it as Origin of the Snowflakes. "Just how I …

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Remember The Ti...
Really Great 71 Points 2000

Poignance, glory, Denzel: three ingredients that make Titans a great football movie. Poignant as in funny and affecting, glorious as in achieving great and meaningful victories, Denzel as in pure movie star charisma.

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When the Game S...
Really Great 83 Points 2014

When the Game Stands Tall pegs several meters: football movies – coach movies – Bay Area movies. Arguably the greatest Football Movie ever, it is surely the first great Bay Area Football Movie. It profiles an all-time great football coach: Coach Bob Ladouceur of Concord’s legendary De La Salle…

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WikChip Video Jim Caviezel talks about Coach Lad