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Action & Adventure
The Ballad of Little Jo
rating:3.2

The Ballad of Little Jo

1993Runtime:0 minutes
Based on a true story, this Western chronicles the adventures of wealthy Josephine Monaghan (Suzy Amis), who, longing for more than just the narrow and subservient life women lived at the time, passes herself off as a man in the Old West. But when love strikes and Josephine falls for a man (David Chung), she must decide whether revealing her secret is worth the risk she'll face for deceiving others.

Directed by:

  • Maggie Greenwald
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Whistleblower
    rating:3.4

    The Whistleblower

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Sent to Bosnia to train cops in the aftermath of that country's brutal civil war, American policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) uncovers evidence that U.N. peacekeepers are complicit in a flourishing sex-trafficking trade. But when she brings her allegations to light, she discovers that her foes are more powerful than the law. Based on a true story, this thriller from director Larysa Kondracki co-stars Monica Bellucci and David Strathairn.

    Directed by:

  • Larysa Kondracki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Doctor Who: Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years
    rating:3.4

    Doctor Who: Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years

    1968Runtime:0 minutes
    True "Doctor Who" fans relish this collection of restored 1960s-era episodes from incomplete story lines of the legendary sci-fi series, lost forever from BBC archives. The clips here star Patrick Troughton as the time-traveling Doctor. The footage includes episodes from the stories "The Power of the Daleks," "The Underwater Menace," "The Moonbase," "The Faceless Ones" and "The Wheel in Space." Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling also star.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Smith
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    True Women
    rating:3.6

    True Women

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on a true story, this adaptation of Janice Woods Windle's novel is set in the plains of West Texas during the Civil War. Sarah McClure (Dana Delany) and her sister, Euphemia (Annabeth Gish), struggle to survive in this male-dominated land. When their homestead falls under attack by Mexican rebels and American Indian tribesmen, the two must find a way to bring their family to safety before it's too late.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Arthur
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Thrillers
    Population 436
    rating:3.1

    Population 436

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    For a century, Rockwell Falls has had the same number of residents: 436. A census taker (Jeremy Sisto) is sent there to figure out how the town managed to accomplish such a dubious feat in this disturbing drama. Once he arrives, he quickly senses all's not well and is subsequently stripped of his freedom. If he doesn't fall in line with the village's oppressive rules, he may end up lost forever. David Ames and Fred Durst co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Maxwell MacLaren
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Betrayed
    rating:3.3

    The Betrayed

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After surviving a terrible car crash, a young wife and mother regains consciousness only to discover that her real nightmare has just begun: She is now the prisoner of a deranged masked man who accuses her husband of stealing money from the mob. Can she get away from her captor -- and is there any truth to his story? Melissa George, Donald Adams and Christian Campbell co-star in this psychological thriller from director Amanda Gusack.

    Directed by:

  • Amanda Gusack
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    While She Was Out
    rating:3.1

    While She Was Out

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    What starts out as a Christmas Eve trip to the mall ends up as an exercise in terror for suburban mom Della Myers (Kim Basinger) when she finds herself stranded in a forest and pursued by a quartet of thugs -- all because she's left an angry note on their car. The baddies (including Lukas Haas) chase her from the mall, and when she crashes her car in a wooded area, she has nothing to fend off her attackers but her wits and her toolbox.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Montford
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
    rating:3.1

    Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When the daughter of prominent Tokyo businessman Mr. Nagara (Takeo Nakahara) commits suicide, Nagara's heartbroken employee Ishida (Hideo Sakaki) hires part-time hit woman Ryu (Rinko Kikuchi) to kill the man (Sergi López) perceived as responsible for the daughter's death. Meanwhile, a curious sound engineer becomes obsessed with Ryu and her life in this lyrical and mysterious drama from acclaimed Spanish director Isabel Coixet.

    Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Drama
    Iron & Silk
    rating:3.2

    Iron & Silk

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    A kung fu film fanatic moves to China in search of enlightenment in this sensitive film. With a degree in Chinese Culture, Mark (Mark Salzman) gets a job teaching English at a college in Hangzhou during an era of political and social upheaval. His foreigner status hinders Mark's romantic relationships, and he ultimately learns to merge the best of Eastern culture with his Western ways. Vivian Wu, Pan Qingfu and Jeanette Lin Tsui also star.

    Directed by:

  • Shirley Sun
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard
    rating:3.6

    The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Fed up with politicians, supermarket manager Ros Pritchard (Jane Horrocks) runs for Parliament and, much to her surprise, is elected prime minister. But can she capitalize on the political juggernaut that swept her into office and effect real change? Or will her inexperience be her undoing? This smart and compelling BBC miniseries also features Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Janet McTeer and Carey Mulligan.

    Directed by:

  • Simon Curtis
  • Declan Lowney
  • Catherine Morshead
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Salt of This Sea
    rating:3.3

    Salt of This Sea

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Born in Brooklyn to Palestinian refugee parents, Soraya (Suheir Hammad) decides to journey to the country of her ancestry when she discovers that her grandfather's savings have been frozen in a Jaffa bank account since his 1948 exile. She soon finds, however, that her simple plan is a complicated undertaking -- and one that takes her farther from her comfort zone (both geographically and emotionally) than she'd imagined in this romantic drama.

    Directed by:

  • Annemarie Jacir
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
    rating:3.8

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This popular anime series is set in 2015, 15 years after what's believed to be a meteorite struck Antarctica, wiping out half of Earth's population and leaving the rest to contend with rising sea levels and a strange alien race known as the Angels. Now, the conflict between humanity and the Angels comes to a head in the mind-blowing conclusion to the saga from acclaimed Japanese director Hideaki Anno.

    Directed by:

  • Hideaki Anno
  • Amanda Winn Lee
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Television
    Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate
    rating:3.4

    Forgiveness: A Time to Love & A Time to Hate

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Documentarian Helen Whitney explores the practice of forgiveness and how the reality of atoning can diverge from idealized concepts of it. Can bygones really be bygones, no matter the severity of the infraction?

    Directed by:

  • Helen Whitney
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Jockey
    rating:3.3

    Jockey

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Follow the lives of three dedicated thoroughbred riders -- Shane Sellers, Randy Romero and Chris Rosier -- as they strive to cope with their often life-threatening profession's twists and turns. Highlighted by footage of dramatic moments in horse-racing history, HBO's eye-opening "America Undercover" exposé introduces viewers to the high-stakes sport of horse racing in a unique fashion. Award-winning documentarian Kate Davis directs.

    Directed by:

  • Kate Davis
  • rating:3.3 3.3 Average Rating

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    The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands
    rating:3.2

    The Naked Brothers Band: Battle of the Bands

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this special episode of the popular Nickelodeon series, Nat, Alex and the rest of the group enter into a charity-sponsored band competition and find themselves taking on Bobby Lowe and the L.A. Surfers, one of the coolest bands around. If that weren't bad enough, now Nat has learned that the love of his life, Rosalina (Allie DiMeco), is falling for dreamboat Bobby, a situation that Bobby plans to exploit to the fullest for the competition.

    Directed by:

  • Polly Draper
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1
    rating:3.7

    Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: Season 1

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    This beloved Emmy Award-winning series, which was canceled amid much furor after six seasons, stars Jane Seymour (dubbed "Hollywood's English Rose") as a female physician facing the challenges of frontier life. Fans and newbie viewers will enjoy this complete first season as Dr. Michaela Quinn (Seymour) arrives in Colorado Springs, falls in love with Sully (Joe Lando) and meets General Custer when he rides into town.

    Directed by:

  • Jeremy Kagan
  • Chuck Bowman
  • Victoria Hochberg
  • rating:3.7 3.7 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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