Posts Tagged ‘high school’
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The Gallows

"The Gallows" is high school horror with a cheese factor turned up to 11, whose silliness almost overwhelms its genuine sense of fear.
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REEL BOB: ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

Despite an ending that is a bit too pat in wrapping everything up very neatly, the film deserves to be seen and cherished because features such as this come along very rarely.

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The Inbetweeners: The Complete Series

This raunchy British sitcom could be called "Superbad: The TV Show," and that's not a bad thing.

21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum is an unexpected riot. The script has some fun, winking touches. The film is brazen, brash and blustery. Too bad it's not more of a blast.

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Facing Forward

A nice snapshot of the plight of the teacher, "Facing Forward" takes a no-nonsense look at how, in the hands of the right people, education produces success even in the inner city.
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Like a candy necklace, "Prom" is sugary and light: a fantastical teendom with no angst in sight. And that's not a bad thing.

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Thanks to a strong sense of realism, "Terri" stands out amongst other coming-of-age films.
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The Beautiful Person

A curious film but never an impacting one.

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My Soul to Take

The movie is insane, but does it know it's insane? I don't think so...
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Easy A

With an intelligence that belies both its genre and its target audience, "Easy A" is a refreshing gust of wind in the typically bluster-less fall movie season.

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More Classics in High School!

With Easy A bringing The Scarlet Letter into high school, Austin adapts some more classic novels.

Heroes of the Zeroes: The Rookie (2002)

"The Rookie" — a G-rated sports film able to diminish the manliest men to mush — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.


Heroes of the Zeroes: Remember the Titans

"Remember the Titans" — a smart, stirring sports film with only one hokey Hail Mary — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

Heroes of the Zeroes: Napoleon Dynamite

"Napoleon Dynamite" — which hides a heartfelt message of friendship beneath its quirky humor — continues Nick Rogers' look at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.