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A blithe charmer balanced somewhere between a life-should-be-so-neat fairy tale and a life's-a-real-bitch tragicomedy, leaves political debate at the ticket counter and focuses solely on what it's like for Juno MacGuff to be Juno MacGuff.

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Luckily, Juno has the total support of her parents Juno stars Ellen Page as the title character, a whip-smart teen confronting an unplanned pregnancy by her classmate Bleeker. With the help of her hot best friend, Leah, Juno finds her unborn child a "perfect" set of parents: an affluent suburban couple, Mark and Vanessa, longing to adopt.

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Polytechnique smartly exposes the spectrum of misogyny without overplaying the connection between the two incidents. Which makes the concluding flash-forward scene all the more disappointing: Designed to give hope, it comes off as an emotional sop instead.

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The Last of Us is the type of game that could only be crafted by a developer willing to take risks. Were Naughty Dog to have thrown its money at yearly iterations of Uncharted, it would likely still have found its audience, but with The Last of Us it has struck out in a bold new direction that asks some very big questions about some of the fundamental aspects of videogame culture and the ...

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Tangerine paints a portrait of transgender sex workers and their clients that pulses with raunchy energy and compassionate humour. It’s a bracing slice of American indie film-making. Read full review

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There’s a lot of love in ROMA, and, as is the way with love, it doesn’t always arrive in ways that are equal, or reciprocated, or even endure. His first film to be set in his homeland since Y Tu Mama Tambien in 2001 is Alfonso Cuarón’s most personal film, and his most honest. It may even be his best. Read full review

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Mohawk movie reviews & Metacritic score: After one of her tribe sets an American camp ablaze, a young Mohawk warrior finds herself pursued by a contingent of military renegades set on revenge. Fleeing...

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"Shrek," this film's prime competition for the first Animated Feature Oscar, is a synoptic parody of fairy tales. In Monsters, Inc. the gags aren't as spot-on but the technique is miles ahead. The vision is grander and warmer.

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V for Vendetta is a dud - far too long at nearly two and a half hours, with flat, grungy visuals, choppy editing and no sense of urgency. But as a political work, it's something else - heavy-handed, reactionary and flat-out stupid.

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Sarah's Key belongs to the Holocaust for Dummies section of Harvey Weinstein's History for Dummies series of mer etricious glossy dramas that ransack global events and turn them into middlebrow women's weepies to fill his trophy case. Read full review. 38. Andrew Schenker Jul 18, 2011. Sarah's Key becomes a musing ("meditation" would be too ...

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Far Cry 3 was a really late game for this year but maybe it's better that way as it has nothing to compete against and gives everyone the chance to see this great game for themselves. This is a nice way to wrap up a questionable year in gaming and Far Cry 3 actually stands out as one of the best games of this year.

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Casper often resembles a blueprint for the next Universal theme park ride, but it serves well as the summer's first family treat. This movie should make children happy, at least for another month, until Disney unleashes its Pocahontas punch. [26 May 1995, p.10]

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The movie, written by Terry Southern and seven other writers and based upon a comic strip, rapidly becomes a special kind of mess. All the gadgetry of science fiction—which is not really science fiction, since it has no poetry or logic—is turned to all kinds of jokes, which are not jokes, but hard-breathing, sadistic thrashings, mainly at the expense of Barbarella, and of women.

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Lush is an album that the devoted will take to their hearts and luxuriate in its sadness. Some may decry the lack of variety on show (there’s a definite template to a Snail Mail song and it’s stuck to rigidly on Lush), but it cannot be denied that this is a debut that promises great things to come.

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NHL 14 is a great game of hockey, and technically speaking its one of the best playing sports games on the market today. Sadly its foray into the new career mode, Live the Life, was extremely disappointing, and left me wanting more out of this year’s game.

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The appeal of You've Got Mail is as old as love and as new as the Web. Read full review. 70. David Ansen. Ultimately achieves that lump in the throat that is the romantic comedy's promised land. Read full review. 70. David Edelstein. The movie, without seeming to realize it, turns into a romantic parable about the joys of being absorbed by a ...

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The Favourite is a pleasure to watch. It’s weird without being alienating, dirty without being cheap. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a better acting trio this fall. What fun The Favourite is, while still striking a few resonantly melancholy chords here and there. Read full review

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Havenhurst grows less scary the more urgently action-packed it becomes. It’s not that Erin’s direction lacks energy when needed, but rather that his and Daniel Ferrands’ script never develops any of its numerous familiar but viable plot themes enough to really give the film a distinguishing edge. Read full review

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The Shape of Water is first and foremost a genre picture. And as that, it’s a loving homage to cinema from an age where movies couldn’t be as obvious about this forbidden subject or that unspoken sexuality. It’s a good film of its type, just not a great one. Read full review

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Martin Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: Martin is a sassy sitcom centering on a radio-and-television personality named Martin Payne. The series focuses on Martin's romantic relationship with girlfrien...

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Ronnie Scheib Intelligently written, brilliantly cast and thesped story of a German mail order bride in a Norwegian-American community in Minnesota just after WWI never hits a wrong note. Read full review

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Indivisible is surprisingly engaging. With a host of characters, there's plenty to hook into, even if the multiple storylines are all a bit shallow, and the actors are appealing, especially Skye P. Marshall, an Air Force vet who plays the hard-charging Sgt. Shonda Peterson.

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Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull is the best American movie of the year, Scorsese's best film and at long last replaces Robert Wise's "The Set-Up" (1949) as the best film about prizefighting ever made. [24 Nov 1980, p.128] 90. Amy Taubin. What's most stunning about Raging Bull is the tension between 19th-century melodrama and 20th-century ...

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Critic Reviews. Critic score; Publication; By date; The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Reviewed by: John Doyle. Jan 8, 2017. 100. It is simply astonishing to find the police procedural as cleverly reinvented as it is in River, and with such wry, poignant force. It is brilliantly done, a little masterpiece of entertainment raised to the level of grave ...

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Las Vegas is definitely watchable; the pace is so fast that it's as if the filmmakers are fast- forwarding so you don't have to. ... The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Reviewed by: John Doyle. Mar 22, 2014. 30. It is enthralling if your thing is dizzying visuals, rapid-fire dialogue and overblown acting. It's the sort of show that makes people wonder ...

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Louis Malle's Pretty Baby is a pleasant surprise: After all the controversy and scandal surrounding its production, it turns out to be a good-hearted, good-looking, quietly elegiac movie.

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It's hard to wholeheartedly recommend The Hitcher. Sadistic and graphically, pointlessly violent, it may leave most sickened. But it is also a distressingly effective thriller, with plenty of scalp-tingling, seat- clutching squeals on wheels. And here's betting you'll check the back seat of your car after you leave.

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The Nutty Professor movie reviews & Metacritic score: Eddie Murphy stars as Dr. Sherman Klump, a kind, 'calorically challenged' genetics professor who longs to shed his 400-pound frame in order to win the heart of...

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Season 1 Review: Boomtown stumbles when it adopts an occasional sanctimonious tone. And, like most cop shows, it contains liberal doses of violence and the ubiquitous sexually depraved perp. But Boomtown also is an impressive accomplishment in editing that will keep you hanging on until the final scene.

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NewsRadio Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: "NewsRadio" showcases the hilarious antics of the whimsical #2 news radio station in New York City. The corral of characters are eccentric and witty, and they s...

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Polytechnique movie reviews & Metacritic score: Based on the testimonies of the survivors that experienced the dramatic event at the Polytechnic School of Montreal on December 6th 1989, the film tells the sto...

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A high school version of A Chorus Line, following a half-dozen talented students at New York High School for the performing arts as they try to become show-biz stars. When the kids perform, the movie sings, but their fictionalized personal stories are melodramatic drivel. [11 July 1980, p.8]

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There’s a Danish film called “After the Wedding” which was released here in 2007 and nominated for the foreign film Oscar. It didn’t win — it had the bad luck to be nominated against “The Lives of Others,” which was even better. But it’s a great film. The new After the Wedding is the American remake, and it’s fascinating.

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Tomb Raider for Xbox 360 game reviews & Metacritic score: Tomb Raider is a re-imagining of the infamous action-adventure franchise and explores the visceral origin story of this character. In the game, Lara Croft ascen...

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Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is a failure that should have at least been a magnificent mistake, a risky endeavor that showed a daring intent even if its brash vision didn’t quite succeed. Instead, the movie leaves you cold and weary and vaguely disgusted. Read full review

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Ronnie Scheib This black comedy on the making of a documentary about mail-order wives finally breaks down under the weight of its twists and turns, but mostly maintains a creepy fascination with its scuzzy characters.

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Malcolm in the Middle Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award-winning writer Linwood Boomer, this inventive half-hour series is seen through the eyes of MALCOLM (Frankie Muniz),...

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Read what all the top critics had to say about KhanWars NK.pl for iPhone/iPad at Metacritic.com

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House of Cards Season 1 show reviews & Metacritic score: This four-episode British miniseries is a political thriller based on the novel by Michael Dobbs, which follows a scheming MP (played by Ian Richardson) in his...

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Oppaidius Tropical Cruise! for PC game reviews & Metacritic score: During a cruise trip you'll never forget, you meet a beautiful, famous female singer...! Play through this different from usual visual novel, with many bizarre...

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Lego City Undercover is a bold new direction for the Lego series. In many respects it is a successful first try, but there are quite a few technical mishaps. The open world concept needs some work, the load times are horrible and the lack of co-op is very disappointing.

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Forza Motorsport 5 is the best Xbox One game so far. Turn 10 has done a great job improving the already-impressive Forza Motorsport 4. The Drivatar feature works great turning the single player experience into something dynamic and always entertaining. If you love driving games you simply can't miss this one.

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Individual critic top ten lists. Below are the 68 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some critics may list ten shows without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

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Recent updates: Added 1/5: Awards Daily, CinemaBlend (additional critics), Deadline, Misc-Hinckley, Wilmington Star News Added 12/31: JoBlo, New York Daily News, PopCrush, RogerEbert.com, The Salt Lake Tribune, Star Tribune, Talkhouse Added 12/29: Boston Herald, CinemaBlend, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Consequence of Sound, E!, The Globe and Mail, Screen Rant, Sioux City Journal, Town & Country

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Added 12/22: The Atlantic, National Post, Rapid City Journal, San Jose Mercury News, TV.com, The Week Added 12/21: The Globe and Mail, Philadelphia Daily News, Vox Added 12/18: Digital Spy, NY Post, The Playlist, ScreenCrush, Uproxx, Wall Street Journal, We Got This Covered

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Individual critic top ten lists. Below are the individual top ten lists published by the film critics regularly included in Metacritic's score calculations, as well as a few extra lists from additional prominent film sources.

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Added 12/30: Cleveland Plain Dealer, Collider, The Globe and Mail, New York Post, USA Today, We Got This Covered Added 12/27: Consequence of Sound, Minneapolis Star Tribune‎, RogerEbert.com, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Sioux City Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Added 12/5: Boston Globe, Complex, GQ, IGN, The New Yorker Added 12/4/2019: Scorecard launched with 22 lists Below is our updated running tally of the TV shows most frequently mentioned by individual critics in their year-end Top Ten lists.

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Individual critic top ten lists. Below are the individual top ten lists published by the film critics regularly included in Metacritic's score calculations, as well as a few extra lists from additional prominent film sources.

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Throughout December and January, we'll be aggregating dozens of year-end top ten lists from a variety of movie critics and publications. Find all of their lists here, as well as our composite standings for best movie of 2012.

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* Despite being a television series, Twin Peaks is also receiving votes from film critics as one of the year's best movies.Those votes are not counted here. Individual critic top ten lists. Below are the 125 individual top ten lists used to calculate the standings above. Some critics may list shows without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical ...

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Recent updates: Added 1/12: Florida Weekly, The Gate, Parallax View, Slashfilm (additional critics), Smashcut, We Got This Covered, Westword Added 1/5: Cape Cod Times, CineVue, Cleveland Scene, Film Pulse, First Showing, IMDb, In Review, Lincoln Journal Star, Metacritic, Misc-Dermody, The Playlist (subbing individual critic lists for consensus list), Reverse Shot, Salt Lake City Weekly ...

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Individual critic top ten lists. Below are the 201 individual top ten lists published by the film critics regularly included in Metacritic's score calculations, as well as a few extra lists from additional prominent film sources. Some critics merely list ten films without ranking them in order; such lists are displayed below, without numbers, in alphabetical order.

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Between now and January, we'll be collecting top 10 lists published by major music critics, publications, and websites, and tallying their cumulative picks to determine the best albums of 2011. Check back here daily to get an updated scorecard.

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Throughout the coming weeks, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from dozens of music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.

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Recent updates: Added 1/12: Florida Weekly, The Gate, Parallax View, Slashfilm (additional critics), Smashcut, We Got This Covered, Westword Added 1/5: Cape Cod Times, CineVue, Cleveland Scene, Film Pulse, First Showing, IMDb, In Review, Lincoln Journal Star, Metacritic, Misc-Dermody, The Playlist (subbing individual critic lists for consensus list), Reverse Shot, Salt Lake City Weekly ...

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* The eight-hour documentary O.J.: Made in America was screened in two theaters to qualify for film awards prior to airing as a miniseries on ESPN. As a result, you may see it appear in lists from movie critics in addition to those from TV critics. Individual critic top ten lists

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Recent updates: Added 1/14: First Showing (additional critic), Slashfilm (additional critic) Added 1/8: Birth.Movies.Death (additional critics), Parallax View, The Tracking Board Added 1/7: Film Journey, The Film Stage (additional critic), First Showing (additional critic) Added 1/5: The Film Stage (additional critics), In Review, Moving Picture Blog, The Playlist (additional critics ...

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Added 12/9: Collider, Empire, The Globe and Mail, Mashable, Misc-Ehrlich, Popsugar, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post Added 12/8: Associated Press, The Irish Times, TimeOut New York Added 12/6: Detroit News, IGN, Los Angeles Times, The Playlist, The Ringer, ScreenCrush, Slate, Us Weekly Added 12/5/2019: Scorecard launched with 22 lists.

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