The 10 best movies of 2011

From young love to a documentary on capital punishment, here are the 10 movies that wowed Monitor film critic Peter Rainer at the multiplex this year

9. 'Rejoice and Shout'

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A fullscale documentary about the history of American gospel music was long overdue. Producer Joe Lauro and director Don McGlynn offer up reams of astonishing footage and have the good taste oftentimes to let the music play out in full and not in snippets.

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