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The Damned United & A Handful Of Non-Shit Sports Films
Taylor Parkes , March 24th, 2009 11:25

The Damned United is a lightweight version of David Peace's dark character study of football manager Brian Clough. Taylor Parkes picks apart this flawed football flick. Plus Jeremy Allen compiles a gallery of 10 sports films that weren't shit.


Best In Show

Commonly referred to as Spinal Tap with canines, Best In Show is Christopher Guest's hilariously observed and beautifully executed take on the competitive nature of dog shows. Like Spinal Tap, this doggy mockumentary cleverly sends up those involved in its industry, with the character's hubris and prissiness made more ridiculous given their chosen field. Parker Posey and Guest himself are excellent.