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Foreign
Peepli Live
rating:3.4

Peepli Live

2010Runtime:0 minutes
When indigent farmers Natha (Omkar Das) and Budhia (Raghuvir Yadav) stand to lose their land over a loan they can't repay, a government official comes up with a modest proposal: Commit suicide and collect a subsidy that's paid to the relatives of deceased farmers. As Natha weighs his options, a journalist learns of his predicament and the media circus begins. Anusha Rizvi directs this satirical take on a real-life crisis afflicting India's underclass.

Directed by:

  • Anusha Rizvi
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Genpin
    rating:3.2

    Genpin

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Beautiful cinematography and lush images highlight this intriguing documentary about Tadashi Yoshimura, a respected obstetrician who has devoted her 40-year career to helping women achieve a peaceful experience through natural childbirth. Through in-depth interviews, the women at Dr. Yoshimura's clinic discuss their deliveries and their perceptions of the bond between parent and child, with the doctor's own 16mm footage complementing the film.

    Directed by:

  • Naomi Kawase
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition
    rating:3.2

    Lady Chatterley: Uncut Special Edition

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    When her husband (Hippolyte Girardot) is paralyzed in World War I, frustration drives Lady Chatterley (Marina Hands) into an affair with a gamekeeper (Jean-Louis Coullo'ch). She finds in her new lover not only physical passion but also an inner kindness, both of which her husband can no longer provide. Director Pascale Ferran's uncut edition includes almost an hour of additional footage.

    Directed by:

  • Pascale Ferran
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Last Summer of La Boyita
    rating:3.1

    The Last Summer of La Boyita

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Young Jorgelina feels abandoned by her sister, who has gone boy crazy, and so joins her father for a holiday in the Argentine countryside. Jorg's new best friend, farmhand Mario, turns out to have a bewildering secret, forcing them to grow up fast.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Solomonoff
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Good Morning Heartache
    rating:3.2

    Good Morning Heartache

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A group of documentary filmmakers sets out to chronicle the journey of a young married couple with a newborn baby. But when the pair decides to split during shooting, the film takes an interesting new twist. With a camera following their every move and practically zero privacy, the couple has little room to resolve their marital crisis.

    Directed by:

  • Anna Negri
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Love & Basketball
    rating:3.7

    Love & Basketball

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    It's about winning, losing and playing the game. Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and falling in love. When simultaneous turns in the big leagues throw their off-court relationship off-kilter, the pair discovers that very little is fair in Love & Basketball. Spike Lee produced this warm, witty film.

    Directed by:

  • Gina Prince
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    Related: Season 1
    rating:4.0

    Related: Season 1

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Four young women are making their way through New York City's concrete jungle, struggling with sex, marriage and independence along the way. Sound familiar? It should, since this WB drama comes from the same creative minds behind "Sex and the City" and "Friends." What makes this show different is that the protagonists are all sisters, with Jennifer Esposito, Kiele Sanchez, Lizzy Caplan and Laura Breckenridge playing the pretty siblings.

    Directed by:

  • Mimi Leder
  • rating:4.0 4.0 Average Rating

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    Hipsters
    rating:4.3

    Hipsters

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels (Anton Shagin) falls for Polly (Oksana Akinshina), a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew. Equally smitten, Polly introduces her new beau to jazz and other forbidden Western delights. Writer-director Valery Todorovsky helms this colorful take on the Cold War.

    Directed by:

  • Valery Todorovsky
  • rating:4.3 4.3 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    The Loneliest Planet
    rating:3.3

    The Loneliest Planet

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Alex and Nica, a young engaged couple, are so eager to take a serious walking trek through Georgia's Caucasus Mountains that they hire a local guide. Traveling deep into the wild landscape, however, the emotional atmosphere shifts for the trio.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Loktev
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Punisher: War Zone
    rating:3.2

    Punisher: War Zone

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When Frank Castle -- a one-man force of vengeance known as the Punisher -- battles mob boss Billy Russoti, the encounter leaves him disfigured. But Russoti soon reemerges as a psychotic villain with a small army at his command.

    Directed by:

  • Lexi Alexander
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Twisted Seduction
    rating:3.1

    Twisted Seduction

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Applying his computerlike mind to the subject of dating, transplanted British mathematician David Grant (Tom Broadwell) searches all of Montreal for the perfectly compatible woman. But when he finds her (Caroline Brassard), Grant goes one step further and kidnaps her. Stealing a person's heart is one thing, but holding someone hostage based merely on statistical data seems like the antithesis of romance.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Adams
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Lies in Plain Sight
    rating:3.1

    Lies in Plain Sight

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This made-for-television drama follows the unsettling journey of Sofia, a blind woman who quests to uncover the reason for her beloved cousin Eva's suicide. As her search deepens, Sofia discovers that Eva had long been hiding troubling secrets.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Cardoso
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Documentary
    West of Memphis
    rating:3.9

    West of Memphis

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    After the 1994 conviction of three troubled teens for the murders of three younger boys, questions began to arise about the prosecution of the case, with numerous legal experts and celebrities demanding that previously ignored evidence be examined.

    Directed by:

  • Amy Berg
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    America Beyond the Color Line
    rating:3.6

    America Beyond the Color Line

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Prominent literary critic and scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the status of black America at the start of the 21st century in this documentary. Gates travels to the East Coast, the Deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood for a close look at the current issues facing today's black communities. He interviews everyday African Americans as well as influential leaders and celebrities including Colin Powell, Maya Angelou and Morgan Freeman.

    Directed by:

  • Mary Crisp
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Our Brand Is Crisis
    rating:3.4

    Our Brand Is Crisis

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Following members of a political consulting firm to Bolivia, where they've been hired to help controversial candidate Gonzalo "Goni" Sanchez de Lozada reclaim the presidency, filmmaker Rachel Boynton reveals the manipulation and orchestration involved in big-time political campaigning. With only a few weeks before the election, consultants Jeremy Rosner, Stan Greenberg and James Carville work their magic, shaping Goni into the ideal candidate.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Boynton
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Better This World
    rating:3.9

    Better This World

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    At the 2008 Republican National Convention, friends David McKay and Bradley Crowder went from bandanna-wearing protesters to federal terrorism suspects. This searing documentary aims to separate the rhetoric from the facts in the polarizing case.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Galloway
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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